NC terror suspect killed in overseas drone strike - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

NC terror suspect killed in overseas drone strike

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

The Obama administration confirmed Wednesday that a Raleigh man wanted on federal terrorism charges was killed in an overseas drone strike.
    
Jude Kenan Mohammad is one of four Americans confirmed as being killed by drones in either Pakistan or Yeman since 2009, according to a letter sent to Congress by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
    
Holder's letter gave no details about exactly when or where Mohammad was killed.
    
Mohammad was one of eight Raleigh Muslims indicted by federal authorities in 2009 as part of an alleged homegrown terror plot to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va. Federal authorities said Mohammad, then 19 years old, fled the country before he could be arrested to join jihadi fighters in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
    
Mohammad's mother and four sisters back in North Carolina had occasional contact with Mohammad through phone calls and Facebook, but those messages stopped in late 2011.
    
Elena Mohammad said Wednesday she had heard her son was dead more than a year ago, though she wouldn't say how she received word. There was no notification of her son's death from federal authorities, she said.
    
"It's already done with. He's gone," said Elena Mohammad, who lives in Raleigh. "I don't have anything to say. He's dead. Leave it at that. Closed book."
    
Mohammad's seven alleged co-conspirators all either pleaded guilty to terrorism related charges or were convicted at trial, receiving lengthy prison sentences.

  • Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

    Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:26 AM EDT2014-08-01 07:26:29 GMT
    Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict...
    Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration...
  • 3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

    3-day Gaza cease-fire goes into effect

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 07:22:14 GMT
    A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.
    Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day Gaza cease-fire on Friday as diplomats worked to broker a lasting truce in a 25-day-old war that has killed more than 1,450 Palestinians, mainly civilians, and more than 60...
  • Giraffe collides with overhead bridge, killed during transport

    Giraffe collides with overhead bridge, killed during transport

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:13:30 GMT
    An animal cruelty group plans to investigate the death of a giraffe during transport in South Africa. 
    An animal cruelty group plans to investigate the death of a giraffe during transport in South Africa. 
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.