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Yemen Upholds One Death Verdict in Cole Blast

A Yemeni appeals court on Saturday upheld a death sentence against an al Qaeda militant found guilty of the 2000 bombing of the U.S. destroyer Cole, but commuted a death verdict against another. Jamal Badawi had his sentence commuted to 15 years in prison but Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri still faces the death penalty for the attack in Aden harbor which killed 17 U.S. sailors. Nashiri, seen as a former al Qaeda leader in the Gulf, is currently being held in the United States where he is expected to face separate legal procedures. Full Story

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