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    Obama Hails Awlaki Killing

    President Barack Obama speaks on the killing of US-born Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, during a 'Change of Office' ceremony at Ft. Myer in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

    President Obama called the killing of Anwar al Awlaki “another significant milestone in the broader effort to defeat al Qaeda.” The killing of the American-born cleric by CIA drones this morning deals a “major blow” to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, said Obama at the retirement ceremony for Navy Adm. Mike Mullen. Republicans praised the president and the killing of Awlaki, with Texas Gov. Rick Perry calling it “an important victory.” The American Civil Liberties Union, meanwhile, condemned the killing as an illegal assassination of a U.S. citizen.

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