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  • FILE - In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites.

  • He said Mohammad and the other two Americans were not targeted in the U.S. strikes.

    Pakistan had arrested American who was killed by drone →

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