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Drones have killed 4 US citizens suspected of terrorist acts | The Boston Globe

One day before President Obama is due to deliver a major speech on national security, his administration formally acknowledged on Wednesday that the United States had killed four US citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan.

In a letter to congressional leaders obtained by The New York Times, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. disclosed that the administration had deliberately killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen.

The US responsibility for Awlaki’s death has been widely reported, but the administration had until now refused to confirm or deny it.

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