Awlaqi son killed in Yemen
Aden - A son of US-born Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar
Al-Awlaqi was among seven suspected jihadist militants killed in a trio of
apparent US air stikes in Yemen, a member of his tribe said on Saturday.
"Abderrahman Anwar al-Awlaqi was killed
in the raid," the tribal source told AFP, adding that he had received
confirmation from the militant-controlled Yemeni hospital where the dead and
wounded from Friday evening's strikes were taken.
Awlaqi himself was killed in a US drone stike
on September 30, which US President Barack Obama hailed as a "major
blow" to Al-Qaeda worldwide.
US intelligence officials believe Awlaqi was
linked to a US army major charged with shooting dead 13 people in Fort Hood,
Texas, and to a Nigerian student accused of trying to blow up a US airliner on
December 25, 2009.
He was also believed to be the leader of
external operations of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Pensinsula.