CENTCOM Statement on Death of USS Cole Bombing Operative

January 6, 2019 – U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban released the following statement Jan. 6 on the death of Jamal al-Badawi: “U.S. Central Command has confirmed that Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a precision strike in Marib governate [Yemen] on Jan. 1. “Jamal al-Badawi was a legacy al Qaeda operative in Yemen involved in the USS Cole bombing. U.S. forces confirmed the results of the strike following a deliberate assessment process. “Jamal al-Badawi was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2003, charged with 50 counts of various…

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