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Statement | Jan. 7, 2019

USCENTCOM confirms the death of Jamal al-Badawi



U.S. Central Command has confirmed that Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a

precision strike in Marib governate, on Jan. 1.


Jamal al-Badawi was a legacy al Qaeda operative in Yemen involved in the USS

Cole bombing.  U.S. forces confirmed the results of the strike following a

deliberate assessment process.


Jamal al-Badawi was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2003, charged with

50 counts of various terrorism offenses, including murder of U.S. nationals

and murder of U.S. military personnel; was wanted by the U.S. for his role

in the Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack against USS Cole; and was also charged

with attempting with co-conspirators to attack a U.S. Navy vessel in January



 - CAPT Bill Urban, USN, USCENTCOM Spokesman


CENTCOM Media Desk