Yemen-AL Qaeda operative, Jamal Al-Badawi charged for plotting of 2000 attack on the USS Cole, has been murdered in a US airstrike, according to the US President, Donald Trump. The US President told Trump in a tweet, “ Our great military has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole”.
The President also included, “ We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi,” the president added”.” Our work against al Qaeda continues. We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!”.
US Central Command, which superintends the military operations in the Middle East, ensured the death of Badawi in a statement.
It said in a tweet, “ U.S. CENTCOM has confirmed that Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a precision strike in Marib governorate, Jan. 1”, “ Jamal al-Badawi was an al Qaeda operative involved in the USS Cole bombing. U.S. forces confirmed the results of the strike following a deliberate assessment process.” Several American sailors were murdered and more than 40 were wounded in 12th October. In all the attack Al-Qa1da suicide squad bombers rolled up to the resupplied destroyer in an explosive-laden boat and exploded a hole in its pod.
The representative of US Central Command, Navy Captain William Urban told that military leaders were evaluating the outcomes of the airstrike, according to the report of the Associated Press.
Badawi was convicted to death by a Yemeni court in 2004, then had his verdict discounted to 15 years in prison. He made two successful jailbreakers in 2003 and 2006, after his surrender in 2007. The authorities made a secret deal to allocate him to remain free in exchange for assisting in the probation and capture of other operatives of Al-Qaeda.