Leading Al Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki was  killed in Yemen, now confirmed by an Obama administration official. Yemeni forces said al-Awlaki was killed in the northern part of the country. The American-born Al Qaeda leader was a target of a U.S. operation for months. It is unclear if American forces were involved in the operation. Early reports say he may have been a target of a U.S. drone strike.