02 Oct '11, 12am

US issues worldwide travel alert, warns of revenge attacks after the killing of 2 key Al-Qaeda figures in air raid

US issues worldwide travel alert, warns of revenge attacks after the killing of 2 key Al-Qaeda figures in air raid

The State Department notice came one day after the killing of US-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki (above), who President Barack Obama said was the external operations leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Saturday warning its nationals of the 'potential for retaliation' after two key Al-Qaeda figures were killed in an air raid in Yemen. The State Department notice came one day after the killing of US-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who President Barack Obama said was the external operations leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Also killed in the air strike was Pakistani-American Samir Khan, who was the editor of Al-Qaeda's English-language magazine Inspire. 'Awlaki's standing as a preeminent English-language advocate of violence could potentially trigg...

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