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Tuesday, 06 March 2012 - 11:16
US Attorney General justifies terrorism kill policy
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The US has for the first time outlined when it will kill Americans who are plotting attacks against the country.

US Attorney General Eric Holder said American citizens living abroad could legally be targeted with "lethal force" if there was an imminent threat.

The Obama administration was criticised by civil liberties groups after it killed the US-born Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in September 2011.

But Holder said the US was "at war", so court approval was not needed.

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