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Newly released images of Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan


A release from the SITE Intelligence Group on newly released pictures of Anwar al-Awlaki (above) and Samir Khan (below):

Madad News Agency, a jihadist group reporting from Yemen, published never-before-released pictures of Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, both of whom were killed in a CIA drone strike on September 30, 2011. The pictures came in the second issue of Madad's news report on the activities of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and its elements who call themselves "Ansar al-Shariah," which was posted on jihadist forums on November 20, 2011. Both pictures show the men holding weapons and standing in a desert. The news item regarding their killing paraphrases AQAP's confirmation of Awlaki and Khan's death, and also includes pictures of the other men killed with them, Muhammad Muhsin (Abu Muhsin al-Maribi) and Salim 'Arfaj (Salim al-Marwani). Other news items include the suicide bombing in Aden on September 27th that targeted Yemeni Defense Minister Muhammad Nasser Ahmed, and a picture of the bomber, Abdul Rahman al-Adeni; strikes against enemy military forces, pilots, and spies in Abyan, Aden, and Hadramawt; and a description of an Ansar al-Shariah video titled, "Go, You are Free," that shows the release of Yemeni soldiers after their capture.


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