Both were apparently in a vehicle traveling in Yemen when two Predator Drones rained Hell Fire missiles from the sky.
Awlaki was the first American placed on the CIA’s Kill or Capture list and the first to meet his demise in that manner.
Awlaki, American born in New Mexico, was well traveled in the U.S. until after 9-11, having lived in New Mexico, Colorado, San Diego and Virginia. In fact, shortly after 9-11, an unknowing Pentagon had him as a guest speaker believing, at the time, that Al Awlaki could and would shed light on the mindset of Jihadists. He was at that time considered a valuable resource and a moderate who might help build bridges.