U.S. killed Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri in a drone strike.
Washington: Ayman al-Zawahiri, the commander of Al-Qaeda, was reportedly killed in an airstrike in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, according to U.S. President Joe Biden. While addressing the country on the successful counterterrorism operation, he made the announcement.
Ayman al-Zawahri, the head of al-Qaida, was killed. Biden expressed the hope that this may provide “one more measure of closure” for the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
According to Biden, Ayman al-Zawahri, the head of al-Qaida, was killed in an American drone attack in Afghanistan this past weekend.
In a speech from the White House officially announcing the operation, Biden stated, “He will never again, never again, allow Afghanistan to become a terrorist safe haven because he is gone and we’re going to make sure that nothing else occurs.”
Biden said, “This terrorist commander is no more.”
Biden said that U.S. intelligence agents found al-Zawahri hiding with his family at a house in the heart of Kabul.
The procedure was carried out on Sunday after the president approved it last week.
According to U.S. sources, Zawahiri was killed by a CIA drone hit in Afghanistan over the weekend, dealing the terrorist organization its worst blow since Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011.
Zawahiri, an Egyptian physician with a $25 million reward on his head, assisted in planning the attacks on September 11, 2001, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people.
On Sunday, the CIA carried out a drone hit in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, according to a U.S. official who spoke on the record under anonymity.
Before the attack, nobody knew where Zawahiri was; he was said to be in Afghanistan or the tribal region of Pakistan.
Rumors of his death were dispelled by a video he recorded in April in which he commended an Indian Muslim lady for disobeying a law prohibiting wearing an Islamic head scarf. Kabul was shaken by a thunderous explosion early on Sunday.
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