News of the killing of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki sheds light on the relations between the U.S. government and the embattled Yemeni government. As details come to light it is likely the operation was a joint effort involving both countries.
We continue our coverage of the death of Anwar Al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born cleric killed early this morning in northern Yemen. It is still not clear whether the operation was carried out by Yemeni forces or American intelligence.
Breaking this morning is the news of the death of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. According to Yemen's Defense Ministry, a leading figure of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed early this morning in northern Yemen.
Anwar al-Awlaki posted a video on radical web sites today calling for the killing of Americans. He said no special religious permission is required to kill them. The Christian science monitor correspondent Laura Kasinof reports from Sana'a.
YouTube has removed a number of videos from its site featuring Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical cleric credited with recruiting extremists to commit acts of violence against the West. John Burns, London bureau chief of The New York Times, joins us.
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