FORT MYER, Va., Sept 30 U.S. President Barack
Obama said on Friday the killing in Yemen of Anwar al-Awlaki, a
U.S.-born cleric, was "another significant milestone" in
efforts to defeat al Qaeda and its allies.
"This is further proof that al Qaeda and its affiliates
will have no safe haven anywhere in the world," Obama said,
adding that Awlaki's death was a result of the government of
Yemen joining international efforts against the militants.
Awlaki, identified by U.S. intelligence as "chief of
external operations" for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, was
killed in a CIA drone attack in a remote Yemeni town, U.S.