Schlagwort-Archive: family

Der Amok-Soldat

von Florian Flade

Im afghanischen Kandahar lief vor einer Woche ein US-Soldat Amok. In einem wahren Blutrausch erschoss der Amerikaner 16 afghanische Zivilisten, darunter neun Kinder. Wer ist der US-Soldat, der in Afghanistan zum Mörder wurde?

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Awlaki´s Teenage-Son Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

by Florian Flade

„Two weeks after the martyrdom of Sheikh Anwar, we again mourn the martyrdom of his eldest son Abdul Rahman“, a statement reads posted on Jihadi Internet forums in recent days. The statement claiming a US drone strike last Saturday killed Anwar al-Awlaki´s eldest son, was written by the Awlaki family which claims they avoided talking to media but now want to speak out.

A US drone strike in the Shabwa region of Yemen has killed several alleged Al-Qaida members including Abdul Rahman Bin Anwar al-Awlaki, the son of Anwar al-Awlaki who was killed September 30 in a similar US drone strike targeting a convoy in Shabwa.

According to his family Abdul Rahman Bin Anwar al-Awlaki was born in Denver (Colorado) August 26 1995 and was 16 years old when he died last weekend. He became a resident of the Yemeni capital Sanaa after moving there from the U.S. in 2002 – still possessing the American citizenship.

Abdul Rahman al-Awlaki allegedly told his mother he wanted to visit the area where his father was killed. On October 14 the Awlaki son and several of his comrades had dinner at nighttime according to the family´s statement when the U.S. missile hit.

A birth certificate of the 16 year-old Awlaki son was released to the Washington Post, proving that he was the son of the Yemeni Jihad preacher and a Yemeni woman from Egypt. Facebook pages mourning the teenagers death show pictures of a slim young man wearing glasses and Western clothing.

If true the Abdul Rahman Bin Anwar al-Awlaki would be the fourth American citizen killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen since 2002.

Osama The Outlaw

Steve Coll who wrote the most well-written and background-information-packed biography of Osama Bin Laden, is without any doubt one of the experts to explain the reader what the phenomenon Bin Laden is and why he is, what we think he is but maybe never was. Do read Steve Coll´s New Yorker piece „The Outlaw“ to learn more about the „Osama bin Laden’s medieval aims and high-tech means.“

„The Outlaw“ by Steve Coll