US President Donald Trump has confirmed the killing of the mastermind of the bomb attack on the US 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.

17 Dead in attack on “USS Cole”

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. October 2000, 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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Al-Qaeda 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.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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