Trump confirms key plotter in USS Cole al-Qaeda attack has been killed

USS Cole damaged after an attack in Aden. (AFP)

President Donald Trump confirmed Sunday that the US military has killed one of the architects of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole that left 17 American servicemen dead.

The military said Friday that Al-Qaeda operative Jamal al-Badawi was believed to have been killed in a precision strike in Yemen.

“Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” Trump tweeted.

“We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi.”

“We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!”

This Handout file photo taken October 12, 2000 shows the port side of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole damaged after a suspected terrorist bomb exploded during a refueling operation in the port of Aden in Yemen. (AFP)

This Handout file photo taken October 12, 2000 shows the port side of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole damaged after a suspected terrorist bomb exploded during a refueling operation in the port of Aden in Yemen. (AFP)

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