Seventeen US sailors died in the attack. The attack was attributed to al Qaeda and foreshadowed the attack on the US less than one year later on September 11, The explosion ripped a hole in the hull of the ship, killing 17 US sailors. Thirty-nine others were injured.
Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Seventeen US sailors died in the attack. The attack was attributed to al Qaeda and foreshadowed the attack on the US less than one year later on September 11, The explosion ripped a hole in the hull of the ship, killing 17 US sailors.
Thirty-nine others were injured. October 12, - During a refueling stop in the harbor of Aden, the USS Cole is attacked by suicide bombers in a small boat laden with explosives.
Initially, it considers the explosion to have been an "accident," set off by a detonation on board the ship.
It is brought back to the US by a Norwegian transport ship. January 9, - The Department of Defense issues a report on the USS Cole attack which does not assign blame but finds significant shortcomings in security against terrorist attacks. January 19, - The results of a Navy investigation are released, concluding that the incident could not have been prevented.
March 1, - Al-Jazeera broadcasts Osama bin Laden reading a poem mentioning the attack. November - US officials announce al-Nashiri, an alleged planner of the attack, has been captured and is being interrogated at a secret location. Three unindicted co-conspirators are also named: The hallway floor on the ship now features 17 stars, one for each of the sailors killed.
July - Yemen charges six men in the Cole bombing. Al-Nashiri will be tried in absentia as he is in US custody. Also, the judge names two of the suicide bombers for the first time, Ibrahim al-Thawr and Abdullah al-Misawa. Al-Quso is given a year jail sentence, Maamoun Msouh, eight years, and both Saleh and al-Sirouri are given five year sentences.
Yemeni authorities say all six defendants belong to the al-Qaeda network. February 26, - A Yemeni appeals court reduces Jamal al-Badawi's death sentence to 15 years in jail but upholds the death sentence against Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri. The court also reduces Maamoun Msouh's sentence from eight to five years.
February 3, - Interpol announces Jamal al-Badawi's escape from jail. March 19, - Hearing transcripts are released by the Defense Department in which bin Attash confesses to his role in the attack.
March - Pentagon transcripts of a military tribunal are released in which al-Nashiri claims he made a false confession because he was tortured.
The CIA has previously admitted al-Nashiri was among terrorist suspects subjected to waterboarding while being interrogated. December 19, - The Defense Dept. Al-Nashiri has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since February 5, - Susan J.Sep 18, · Read CNN's Fast Facts on the bombing of the USS Cole and learn more about the terrorist attack in Yemen on October 12, Summary On October 12, , the U.S.
Navy destroyer Cole was attacked by a small boat laden with explosives during a brief refueling stop in the harbor of Aden, Yemen. The suicide terrorist attack killed 17 members of the ship s crew, wounded 39 others, and seriously damaged the ship.
Evidence. The road to recovery has been a long one for David Morales, who was injured during the al-Qaeda attack on the USS Cole 18 years ago last month.
USS Cole sets sail April 19, after 14 months of repairs with many new features, including 17 stars laid in the hallway floor &emdash; one for each of the 17 sailors killed by a terrorist explosion in Yemen - .
At p.m. local time, a motorized rubber dinghy loaded with explosives blows a byfoot hole in the port side of the USS Cole, a U.S. On October 12, , suicide terrorists exploded a small boat alongside the USS Cole—a Navy Destroyer—as it was refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden.
The blast ripped a foot-wide hole near.