July 23, 2024

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Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri was killed in Afghanistan

He is bin Laden’s successor

US kills Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, according to US media.

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US-led counter-terrorism operation in Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden, 79, announced Monday evening that al-Zawahiri had died in a targeted attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian, succeeded Osama bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Bin Laden was killed by US special forces in Pakistan in 2011. Now the Americans have removed his successor as well – in Afghanistan, a year after troops were ousted from the country.