War on Terror

FBI Had Al-Awlaki in Custody in 2002 Before Releasing Him

Ended up being the first U.S. citizen on the president's kill list

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The FBI, for the the first time, has admitted publicly that it knew the radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was returning to the U.S. in October 2002 and that an FBI agent discussed the American's return with a U.S. attorney before he was detained and then abruptly released from federal custody.