1. RETALIATION

    Feds Issue Security Warning

    Redaktionshinweis: PHOTO MUST BE USED IN ITS INTIRETY. NO SALES AP PROVIDES ACCESS TO THIS PUBLICLY DISTRIBUTED HANDOUT PHOTO TO BE USED ONLY TO ILLUSTRATE NEWS REPORTING OR COMMENTARY ON THE FACTS OR EVENTS DEPICTED IN THIS IMAGE. AP provides access to this publicly distributed HANDOUT photo to be used only to illustrate news reporting or commentary on the facts or events depicted in this image. +++ ARCHIV: In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites. Die Liste der Terroranschlaege, mit denen Anwar al-Awlaki in Verbindung gebracht wird, ist lang: Zwei Attentaeter der Anschlaege des 11. September 2001 sollen seinen Predigten gelauscht haben. Dem als "Unterhosenbomber" bekannt gewordenen Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab soll er die religioese Legitimation fuer seinen letztlich gescheiterten Anschlag auf ein Passagierflugzeug geliefert haben. Mit dem Amokschuetzen Nidal Malik Hasan, der wegen der Ermordung von 13 Menschen auf dem US-Militaerstuetzpunkt Fort Hood angeklagt ist, hatte Awlaki vor dessen Tat regen E-Mail-Verkehr. Zahlreiche weitere Attentaeter wurden von ihm inspiriert. Nun ist Anwar al-Awlaki tot. Wie das jemenitische Verteidigungsministerium am Freitag (30.09.11) mitteilte, starb der 40-jaehrige bei einer Militaeraktion im Jemen, was inzwischen auch von US-Geheimdienstkreisen bestaetigt wurde. (zu dapd-Text) Foto: Anonymous/Site Intelligence Group/AP

    Site Intelligence Group-AP

    U.S. officials warned late Friday of possible attacks in retaliation for the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a joint warning that Awlaki’s death “could provide motivation for a homeland attack” by “homegrown violent extremists.” Awlaki, an American citizen born in New Mexico, was considered a top recruiter for al Qaeda, given his fluency in English and his social-media skills. The bulletin came the same day that Awaki was killed by a U.S. drone strike; a similar bulletin had been issued after Osama bin Laden was killed in May. Meanwhile, Awlaki’s father, Nasser al-Awlaki, is reportedly on his way to the Yemeni capital, Sana, to confirm his son's death. While the other three operatives killed in the drone strike have not been identified, a U.S. official said Saturday that al Qaeda bombmaker Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri was at the scene of the attack—but Asiri’s death could not be confirmed.

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