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Boston bomber suspects may have been inspired by dead terrorist from Las Cruces

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:50pm

Anwar Al-Awlaki he was born in Las Cruces, raised in the U.S., and killed by the U.S.

Now from beyond the grave, it is believed that Anwar Al-Awlaki inspires a new generation of would-be terrorists to attack the united states.

Awlaki continues to speak through sermons posted online, and U.S. officials are investigating whether his words may have influenced the two Boston bomber suspects.

A U.S. government official says that the preachings of Anwar Al-Awlaki were likely to have been among the videos they watched.

Awlaki was the terrorist who was born in Las Cruces in 1970, the son of an NMSU professor at the time.

He was killed in Yemen by a U.S. missile attack.

He was responsible for several attacks against U.S. troops and other American citizens.



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