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.
AYMAN AL-ZAWAHRI is regarded as Al-Qaeda's No. 2 authority. Although al-Zawahri is lesser known than Osama bin Laden, some observers say the deputy is just as powerful as the chief....(more)