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Reuters first to report Paris attack suspect met prominent al Qaeda preacher in Yemen

Reuters was first to report that one of the two brothers suspected of carrying out deadly shootings in Paris met leading al Qaeda preacher Anwar al Awlaki during a stay in Yemen in 2011. U.S. born and web-savvy, Awlaki was seen as an influential international recruiter to the al Qaeda movement. He was killed in 2011 in a drone strike widely attributed to the CIA.

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Topics of Interest: Political & General
Type: Reuters Best
Regions: Europe / Middle East / Africa