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An ongoing offensive is taking place in Yemen where U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is believed to be hiding, a Yemeni...
Earlier today, a senior U.S. official had no information to confirm a report that al-Awlaki, the first American on the CIA kill or capture list, who is believed to be connected to the Fort Hood shooter and the Christmas Day bomber, was cornered.
The Yemeni army destroyed five homes suspected of hiding al-Qaida militants Tuesday as a siege of a southern village entered its second day, but officials denied reports that U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was among those surrounded.
However, officials denied earlier reports that U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was among those surrounded, but he is believed to be hiding out in a town 60 miles from the fighting.
Government forces moved into the village of Hawta with tanks and armored vehicles and thousands of people have fled the area to escape the fighting, which officials say is targeting a 120-man militant cell.