January 11th, 2010
01:31 PM ET

Around the Web: Three U.S. troops among 6 killed in Afghanistan

Six members of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan were killed Monday in three separate encounters, NATO announced.

Three U.S. service members died during a firefight with militants in southern Afghanistan, NATO officials said.

In eastern Afghanistan, two members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force were killed in an engagement with enemy forces. Another soldier was killed by an improvised explosive device in eastern Afghanistan, the ISAF reported.


January 11th, 2010
01:03 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: Al-Awlaki's father says son is 'not Osama bin Laden'

Sanaa, Yemen - His anguish apparent, the father of Anwar al-Awlaki told CNN that his son is not a member of al Qaeda and is not hiding out with terrorists in southern Yemen.

"I am now afraid of what they will do with my son, he's not Osama Bin Laden, they want to make something out of him that he's not," said Dr. Nasser al-Awlaki, the father of American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

As recently as Sunday, Yemeni officials including provincial governor Al Hasan al-Ahmadi claimed that al-Awlaki was hiding out in the southern mountains of Yemen with al Qaeda.

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