Slain al-Qaida terrorist linked to Long Island

WESTBURY - New evidence has come to light linking slain al-Qaida terrorist Samir Khan to Long Island.

Last week, Kahn was killed in a drone strike alongside American-born terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki.

Resident Matthew Rehman says he attended W.T. Clarke High School in Westbury with Kahn. He showed News 12 Long Island his yearbook from 2003, where Kahn identifies himself as a "Mujahid,"a religious fighter for the sake of Allah and Islam.

Kahn was known for writing an English language al-Qaida magazine that spewed anti-American messages.

Rep. Peter King (R-3rd District), who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, says Kahn was on investigators' radar for the past four years.

Before returning to Yemen, King says the terrorist made trips to the Island between 2007 and 2009. He says Khan's death is a major blow to al-Qaida's propaganda machine.

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