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Al-Qaida confirms killing of US-born cleric

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CAIRO (AP) -- Al-Qaida's Yemeni offshoot has confirmed the killing of U.S.-born militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki late last month.

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula said in a statement posted on Islamist extremist websites Monday that al-Awlaki was killed by an American airstrike, along with three other militants, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist websites.

AQAP vowed to avenge the men's deaths.

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