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Imam Anwar Awlaki: ‘Im Alive’ –

In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Imam Anwar Awlaki: ‘Im Alive’ –

Imam Anwar Awlaki: ‘Im Alive’
Publication time: 1 January 2010, 03:37

A week after U.S. and Yemeni officials said the Yemen Sheikh Anwar Awlaki may have been killed in a U.S.-backed Christmas eve air strike, a Yemeni journalist says Awlaki has surfaced to proclaim, “I’m alive.”

“He said the house that was attacked was two or three kilometers away from him and he was not there,” the journalist, Abdulelah Hider Shaea, told ABC News. He said he talked to Awlaki on the phone and recognized his voice from previous interviews.

One week ago, officials said the Christmas Eve attack had targeted a suspected meeting of al Qaeda leaders in Rafd, a mountain valley in eastern Shabwa province.

A statement from the Yemeni embassy in Washington said Awlaki was “presumed” to have been at the site of an al Qaeda meeting south of the capital city of Sanaa.

Source: agencies



Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki reported to be alive and well

December 27, 2009 Leave a comment

In The Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

Alhamdulillah, Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, the US-born Yemeni Imam, has been reported to be alive and well by friends and family.  The Imam was reportedly among those killed in an air strike on Thursday in the  Shabwa region of Yemen, however, there has been no evidence of his death.  On the contrary, his family states that he was not harmed in the air strike.

Relatives: US-born Yemeni cleric alive and well