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CIA Predator strikes gathering

Counterterrorism strike

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Acting AgencyCIA
LocationNear Zawar Kili, Paktia, Afghanistan
Time Feb. 4, 2002
Narrative and Notes
ReliableOn Feb. 4, 2002, a CIA Predator drone fired two Hellfire missiles at a gathering of people wearing Arab-style dress. They had just exited vehicles.

At least one person was killed; U.S. officials said they believed they may have killed or injured a leader in al-Qaeda's hierarchy. Nearby residents said only some locals were killed.
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