Leading Al Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in Yemen, according to government officials in the country. Yemeni forces pursued al-Awlaki in the northern part of the country  and he was killed along with a number of body guards. The American-born Al Qaeda leader was a target of an American operation for months although it is unclear if American forces were involved in the operation. U.S. officials did not have an immediate comment.