In Afghanistan, the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed – the terrorist was eliminated by the Central Intelligence Agency using a drone. This is reported Washington Post with a link to the source.
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As noted, Ayman al-Zawahiri is one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, who led the attacks on September 11, 2001, along with the founder of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.
Both terrorists fled from US forces in Afghanistan in late 2001, and Zawahiri’s whereabouts remained unknown for a long time. Bin Laden was killed in a US military raid in Pakistan in 2011.
According to officials, Zawahiri eliminated the CIA – last weekend (July 30-31) a terrorist was hit by a drone in Kabul.
The White House said that US President Joe Biden would soon make a statement about a successful counter-terrorism operation.
A senior US administration official said NBC newsthat as a result of the counter-terrorist operation, during which al-Zawahiri was killed, there were no civilian casualties.
- On September 15, 2021, the CIA said it saw the first signs of the return of terrorist organization fighters. Al Qaeda in Afghanistanwhere, after the withdrawal of US troops, the radical Islamist Taliban movement seized power.
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