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The U.S. air strike targeted, but missed, Ayman Al-Zawahri (file) (epa)
19 January 2006 -- Pakistani intelligence sources have identified three of four Al-Qaeda members who were believed to have been killed in a U.S. air strike last week.
One of the dead was said to be a son-in-law of the terror network's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahri. Another was thought to be a bomb-making expert -- Midhat Mursi al-Sayid 'Umar -- with a $5 million reward on his head.
The air strike late last week targeted a gathering of senior Al-Qaeda operatives in the village of Damadola in northwestern Pakistan, near the Afghan border, including Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri.
Angry anti-American protests erupted in Pakistan after the strike, which killed at least 18 people, including women and children.