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Radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans

CAIRO (AP) - A U.S.-born radical Yemeni cleric has called for the killing of Americans in a new video message posted on radical web sites.

Anwar al-Awlaki says Americans are from the "party of devils" and so don't require any special religious permission to kill.

In the 23 minute Arabic language message appearing on extremist websites Monday, al-Awlaki said it was "either them or us."

Al-Awlaki is believed to be hiding somewhere in Yemen and has been linked with several attacks on Americans in the past year, including an attempt to bomb an airliner in Detroit on Christmas.

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