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YEMEN ( Breaking News) - The house of the US Fort Hood shooter’s mentor, Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki, was raided and demolished. The strike took place in the area of Rafadh, Shabwah province's Suaeed district, as dozens of militants gathered in the presence of terrorists Nasser al-Wahaishi and Saeed al-Shahari, a Saudi national.
The whereabouts of al-Awlaki and al-Shahari are unknown. Al-Wahaishi is assumed to have escaped the air raids.
This air strike comes after the appearance of Bin Omair on al-Jazeera, speaking publically in Abyan. After the Abyan air raid, al-Qaeda moved from Abyan to Shabwah.
At least 30 suspected al-Qaeda militants have been killed in air strikes in Yemen's Shabwah province, said a source in the supreme security committee on Thursday.
The 30 dead are assumed included Yemeni, foreign and senior commanders of al-Qaeda members.
Al-Qaeda suspected militants have gathered in the area to plan and carry out several terror attacks against vital Yemeni and foreign interests and economic facilities, in addition to planning to target military and security leaders as a retaliation against the successful pre-emptive security operations launched last week against the al-Qaeda organization in the Arhab district in the capital Sana'a and Abyan province of which led to killing of 34 al-Qaeda militants and arresting of 29 others.