1. ATTACK

    Al Qaeda Media Chief Killed

    FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, a U.S. Predator drone flies over the moon above Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan. Drone aircraft unleashed two missile attacks in a lawless tribal region on the Afghan border Tuesday, making September the most intense period of U.S. strikes in Pakistan since they began in 2004, intelligence officials said. The stepped-up campaign is focused on a small area of farming villages and mountainous, thickly forested terrain controlled by the Haqqani network, a ruthless American foe in Afghanistan, U.S. officials say. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    Kirsty Wigglesworth, File / AP Photo

    American drone strikes in Yemen have killed nine al Qaeda militants, including the son of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as well as the media chief of the group's branch in Yemen. The attacks late Friday killed media chief Ibrahim al-Bana and Abdul-Rahman al-Awlaki, the 21-year-old son of the elder Awlaki, who was killed in a similar attack last month.

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