Flashback: Droned U.S. Citizen Once ‘Moderate Islam’s’ Media Darling

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 24, 2014 11:11 AM

Who was Anwar Al Awlaki and why did the U.S. government kill him in a 2011 drone strike, despite his U.S. citizenship?

The latter question has been answered with the court-ordered release of a Justice Department memo justifying the action. Awlaki, held “operational and leadership roles” in Al Qaeda in Yemen and “continue[d] to plot attacks intended to kill Americans.”