Yemen said 30 militants were killed in the strike in the eastern province of Shabwa.
Among those believed killed was Anwar al Awlaki, whom U.S. officials linked to the gunman who killed 13 people at the Fort Hood army base in Texas on November 5.
“Anwar al Awlaki is suspected to be dead (in the air raid),” said the Yemeni official, who asked not to be identified.
No. If Awlaki is dead they won’t be. If a soldier knocks around a suspect during an arrest, he or she faces charges. If they shoot the suspect dead, that still appears to be okay. They do after all have the right to remain silent — emphasis on the “silent” part.