WASHINGTON | US confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing
WASHINGTON —Jan 06, 2019—A U.S. military spokesman confirms that an American airstrike killed an al-Qaida operative accused of involvement in the attack nearly two decades ago on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors.
The man targeted, Jamal al-Badawi, was wanted for his role in the attack on Oct. 12, 2000.
The spokesman for U.S. Central Command, Navy Capt. William Urban, says the military has confirmed through “a deliberate assessment process” that al-Badawi was killed on Jan.