Al-Qaida confirms US strike killed American spokesman

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Al-Qaida confirms US strike killed American spokesman

Al-Qaida has confirmed that a US drone strike earlier this year killed its English-language spokesman. This was reported by California native known as Azzam the American, SITE Intelligence Group. In a special issue of al- Qaida English-language magazine Resurgence, Editor Hassaan Yusuf wrote that Azzam real name was Adam Gadahn killed in a strike happened in a place in January on an al-Qaida compound in Pakistan.

Yusuf also said Ahmed Faruq, an American said that leader of al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent and American, Italian hostages Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, were killed in another strike, a few week before. The White House said neither Gadahn nor Faruq were specific towards the targeted strikes, and US President Barack Obama said in April said that he took the full responsibility for accidentally killing of the hostages.

It was said that Gadahn was a teenage death mental music fan who grew up on California goat farm before he was moved to radical Islam. He was one of the most high-profile figures in the global jihadist movement and a regular online presence, taunting his homeland and inciting attacks.

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