close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

WH official says US hunting Yemeni-American cleric

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the US is actively hunting American-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.



Washington: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the US is actively hunting American-born Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

The radical cleric is calling for the killing of American civilians, in a new video released Sunday by Yemen-based al-Qaeda offshoot, al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula.
The White House spokesman says President Barack Obama will continue to take action directly against terrorists like al-Awlaki, and keep the US safe from what Gibbs calls "murderous thugs."

Senior administration officials say al-Awlaki is on a list of terrorists US forces are authorized to capture, or kill. His Internet sermons are believed to have helped inspire attacks on the US.

Gibbs appeared Sunday on CBS` "Face the Nation."

Bureau Report

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi