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Good morning here fonts there's alert He influence the Christmas Day bomber and the Fort Hood shooter in Texas and now the American born cleric.
And -- -- a lot He has been silenced.
The al-Qaeda terror leader and -- -- killed in Yemen by our count the first American citizen on a shoot to kill order by the CIA.
Has been taken out and that's who we start today.
Lot to cover -- Bill -- good morning morning morning though the morning everybody I'm Martha -- what -- headline this was to wake up to this morning a lock key.
As you know took the Internet really and embraced it with his Internet sermons and that was the way that He was able to have such a far reaching impact.
On Muslim radicals recruiting them here in the United States and around the world described by some is even more dangerous really at this point.
In the al-Qaeda history and then asylum but a lot of them anyway is a lock -- is -- the big fish by the US counterterrorism officials this morning having been brought it.
Yeah now we -- brand new details in the operation and we will continue learn more and more as the hours go along this is a joint CIA military operation.
That's the same configuration that took -- -- back in early may our team fox coverage on the death of a -- Greg -- -- live in London.
Jennifer Griffin breaking news the Pentagon let's start there -- now Jennifer good morning to you the latest information is what.
Well bill we have exclusive details now about how they carried out this missile strike on and while -- -- convoy.
We can confirm that there were two predator drones in the air above.
The above the convoy at the time they fired hellfire missiles it was a standard traditional approach according to defense sources.
This was a CIA led operation using a joint special operations command this is the same configuration that was put together during the bin -- -- There were no ground forces involved.
But we can report that it was.
22 predator drones above the convoy and they fired hellfire missiles at the convoy and we can't confirm and we're all out He is now dead all right.
Now they are.
Will be proof of a body there will knots because -- be a lot of comparisons of what happened Pakistan.
With the rate on bin Laden's compound that Jennifer word is that all stand as much as we can report.
What I've been told that this time is it it's not going to be similar to bin Laden where there's going to be some sort of burial and there's nobody in their possession of US officials but the US officials that I've spoken to say they do have confirmation that he's dead.
And they wouldn't reveal what their sources -- what their methods that would give away too many of their tactics and operations old procedures.
We can confirm they said but what's significant is according to my defense sources.
They went back to a very traditional approach.
Using standard predator drones using hellfire missiles.
This is slightly different than the may fifth attempt to kill and while He just five days after bin -- have -- killed.
At that time there were Harrier jets involved.
Smaller configuration of Griffin missiles that are of form a hellfire missile and predator drugs this my source says.
It's now it's now confirmed in there were two predator drones hellfire missile.
So we know Bob what the aid from the US.
Increased about what -- 150 million dollars last year.
By some accounts this doubled what what about that Jennifer.
Well what we know is that cooperation from the Yemeni government increased.
Once president Saleh was injured.
And it was forced to leave Yemen He was treated for -- after -- suicide bomber attack in which she was.
Nearly killed He was treated in Saudi Arabia He arrived back in Yemen this weekend.
But there's been more intelligence tell.
In recent weeks from the Yemeni intelligence agencies and they helped in this attack as well all right Jennifer when you get more information come on back OK headlines throughout the morning the Pentagon thank you -- coverage there --
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