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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