A U.S. drone strike in Yemen Thursday was aimed at killing Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical cleric who is suspected of orchestrating terrorist attacks on the U.S, but the missile missed its target, according to Yemeni and U.S. officials.
White House and Pentagon officials declined to comment on any strikes in Yemen.
The timing of the strike shows the administration’s resolve to take out Mr. Awlaki and other members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as his group is known.
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