Awlaki Almost Killed on 9/11 Anniversary

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:   U.S. President Barack Obama (R), first Lady Michelle Obama (2nd R) and former President George W. Bush (L) walk past the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site, September 11, 2011 in New York City. New York City and the nation are commemorating the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people after two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center.  (Photo by Justin Lane-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Intelligence officials have been able to pinpoint Anwar al Awlaki for several weeks, and even thought they might have a good chance to kill him on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. As President Obama went from New York City to the Pentagon to Shanksville, Penn., officials “thought they had a good opportunity to hit him,” a source tells ABC News. “We waited, but it never materialized.” A senior administration official also said, “They were waiting for the right opportunity to get him away from any civilians.” Awlaki was “very operational” and actively engaged in plotting attacks while in Yemen, says another senior White House official.

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