Report: Terrorist behind USS Cole bombing killed in airstrike

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(WRIC) — The terrorist behind the 2000 attack on the USS Cole is believed to have been killed in a US airstrike in Yemen earlier this week, according to CNN.

Citing a U.S. administration official, CNN is reporting that Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi — the al Qaeda operative who the US believes helped orchestrate the October 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors — was killed in an airstrike on Tuesday.

The strike was reportedly conducted as result of a joint US military and intelligence operation.

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