President Joe Biden has revealed that the US killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, in an Afghani drone operation. Reports confirm that he was slain on Sunday, July 30, 2022, during a CIA counterterrorism operation in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. He was one of America’s “most sought terrorists” and they collaborated in the 9/11 attacks. Zawahiri “created a path of murder and brutality against American civilians,” according to Mr. Biden. The news has surfaced all over the internet and has become the subject of discussion. Let us check further details in the article below.
The terrorist organization has now lost Ayman al-Zawahiri, the successor to Osama bin Laden, until his own death in a US drone strike in Kabul on July 30. This is the biggest setback to al-Qaeda since May 2011, when its founder and then chief, Osama bin Laden, was killed by US special forces in Pakistan. President Joe Biden, who served as Vice President under Barack Obama during the hunt for Osama bin Laden, announced on Monday night (local time) from the White House that Zawahiri had also been killed.
The Central Intelligence Agency carried out the drone operation that killed al-Zawahiri (CIA). The top intelligence agency hunted down, found, and killed the terrorist commander in the following ways: The drone reportedly fired two missiles at Zawahiri as he was on the balcony of a safe home, according to officials. Other members of the family were present, but they were unharmed, and they added that only Zawahiri was slain in the incident.
After months of preparation, Mr. Biden claimed he had given the “precise hit” on the 71-year-old Egyptian his final clearance. Families of the almost 3,000 9/11 victims will now have closure with his death, said Mr. Biden. The United States will track you down and eliminate you if you pose a threat to our citizens, Mr. Biden vowed, adding that “we shall never waver from defending our nation and its people.”
According to Mr. Biden, Zawahiri was also responsible for other violent crimes, such as the suicide bombing of the USS Cole naval warship in Aden in October 2000, which claimed the lives of 17 US soldiers, and the 223-death attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. He was adamant that terrorists would never again have a safe haven in Afghanistan. On another hand, a Taliban spokesperson described the US operation as a clear violation of international principles. However, they did not mention Zawahiri.