The CIA Hellfire missile attack in eastern Afghanistan that killed three men believed to be senior al Qaida leaders came as Afghan forces planned to raid a nearby village where Osama bin Laden was thought to be holed up, United Press International has learned. Controversy still surrounds the Feb. 3 missile attack, launched remotely by the CIA from an unmanned Predator aircraft. Locals have told journalists that the three men were residents collecting scrap metal. The U.S. military is investigating, but says it is “in a comfort zone” about the strike, and does not believe the men were innocent. Full Story
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