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US President, Trump confirmed : mastermind of the attack on the USS Cole killed

US President Donald Trump has confirmed the killing of the mastermind of the bomb attack on the U.S. warship "USS Cole" in October 2000 in Yemen's Aden. "We have killed the leader of the attack, Jamal al-Badawi," said Trump on Sunday in the short message service Twitter. The US military had declared on Friday, Badawi was believed to have been in an attack in Yemen killed. "Our great military has been practicing for the heroes killed and injured in the cowardly attack on the 'USS Cole' justice," wrote Trump. The United States would set up their fight against radical Islamic terrorism, never.

Jamal al-Badawi in the year 2004Foto: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

The U.S. military announced on Friday, on 1. To have January in the Yemeni district of Marib, a "precision attack" on Badawi committed. A military representative, it was the first US attack in Yemen since July.

In the attack on the destroyer "USS Cole," were on 12. In October 2000, a total of 17 crew members were killed. Two suicide bomber had driven an explosives-Laden boat against the ship, which was at the time of the Refueling in the port of Aden.

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Taliban chief Osama bin Laden, known at the time to the fact. The United States saw in Badawi, one of the masterminds. He is said to have supplied the suicide bombers, among other things, with boats and explosives. Because of his involvement in the attack and an additional attack attempt on a ship of war, the U.S. Department of justice brought a 2003 indictment in 50 points against Badawi. (AFP)

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