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American Strike in January Missed Al Qaeda’s No. 2 by a Few Hours

A strike by an American Predator drone in Pakistan’s tribal areas in January missed Al Qaeda’s second in command, Ayman al-Zawahri, by just two hours, an intelligence official here says, disclosing that the hunt for Al Qaeda’s leaders had come much closer to killing him than was previously thought. Mr. Zawahri left a dinner in the village of Damadola at 10:30 on the night of Jan. 12, with Maulavi Liaqat, a local supporter, an intelligence official with knowledge of the incident said in an interview. The house where they had eaten was hit at 12:30 that night, the official said. Full Story

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