Yemen Airstrike Reportedly Kills Seven Militants

Among reported dead in U.S. attack is son to U.S. born leader Anwar Al-Awlaki.
1:36 | 10/15/11

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In Yemen this morning in the second successful US air strike against al-Qaeda in the country in the past two weeks. This was reportedly killed 7UP Qaeda militants including the son of the group's US born leaders who was killed in the strip and the last strike. ABC's David Crowley has the latest from Washington -- David how think of a coup was as for the US. Well it's very -- shows that the US is not giving up that was a very big strike two weeks ago that killed Al lock me. And what this says that the United States is not gonna take the pressure off -- what we're hearing from reports out of that area from tribal leaders. Is -- there were several strikes at least three different strikes and a number of people as you mentioned seven were killed possibly the sun. Of Al lot -- we have confirmed from tribal leaders that another operator among. The al-Qaeda group of Arabian Peninsula was killed as well so the US keeping the pressure up. It sounds as if that the -- -- could have been meetings reconstituting leadership after the big strike two weeks ago but. No letting up by the US department. And David do you really seems to be on our role when it comes to taking out top al-Qaeda leaders obviously beginning with been alive and in the spring US born cleric all a Lockheed just a few weeks ago and now his son. Politically speaking how significant is this for President Obama. Well I think politically Democrats and Republicans -- we'll tell you that the president -- extremely strong on this and it's difficult to touch him. Politically. It also says something about the president's determination that he's going after this group particularly on the Arabian Peninsula this was considered the most dangerous -- -- -- Qaeda. And the US seems to be focusing its attention on it and having as we see this morning again additional success via.

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