Biden confirms US killed leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri

Written by on August 2, 2022

President Joe Biden has confirmed that the United States has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan.

According to reports, he was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday.

Mr Biden said Zawahiri had carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens adding that justice has been delivered as the terrorist leader is no more.

Zawahiri took over al-Qaeda after the death of Osama Bin Laden in 2011. He and Bin Laden plotted the 9/11 attacks together and he was one of the US’s most wanted terrorists.

Officials said Zawahiri was on the balcony of a safe house when the drone fired two missiles at him.


Ameen J. Kantyok

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