In this image taken from video and released by SITE Intelligence Group, Anwar al-Awlaki speaks in a video message posted on radical websites in November, 2010. SITE Intelligence Group/AP hide caption toggle caption SITE Intelligence Group/AP The Two-Way U.S. Attack In Yemen Kills Al-Awlaki, Officials Say September 30, 2011 LIVE BLOG: U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed after a missile strike on his convoy in northern Yemen. He played a "significant operational role" in plotting attacks on the U.S., according to officials. Another American militant, Samir Khan, who produced an English-language al-Qaida Web magazine, died in the airstrike.