UPDATE: Obama praises 'milestone' killing of U.S.-born al-Qaida cleric al-Awlaki
Published 09/30/2011, Associated Press
UPDATED 2:05 P.M.
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Anwar al-Awlaki and a second American, Samir Khan, were killed by a joint CIA-U.S. military air strike on their convoy in Yemen early today, U.S. officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss classified matters. Both men played key roles in inspiring attacks against the U.S., and their killings are a devastating double blow to al-Qaida's most dangerous franchise.