Yemen says it has killed over 30 militants, possibly including the imam who was the mentor of the Fort Hood shooter, in attacks on al-Qaeda hideouts today. Officials say the air assaults—carried out with the help of US-provided intelligence—targeted an al-Qaeda leadership meeting that was planning attacks on the oil industry, the AP reports.
Officials are trying to verify whether Anwar al Awlaki— who communicated with Nidal Hasan for a year before the Fort Hood shootings—was killed in the attacks. Awlaki's house was the target of one air strike but it is not known whether he was present, one official tells the Washington Post. The leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is also suspected to be among the dead.
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