On Monday, 1 August, 2022, President Joe Biden announced that Osama Bin Laden’s ally had been killed by a drone strike. He described the successful mission as a win for the world in the fight against terrorism.
“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 happens,” he stated during his address.
Additionally, he revealed also that various agencies planned this operation in May and June to ascertain his identity.
“We identified Zawahiri on multiple occasions for sustained periods of time on the balcony. Zawahiri’s family members were present in other parts of the safe house at the time of the strike. They were purposely not targeted and were not harmed,” US officials stated afterwards.
Among other terrorism acts, Zawahiri reportedly played a key role in the 9/11 attack in the US that claimed the lives of over 3,000 people.
Following the death of Osama Bin Laden, Zawahiri took over control of the Al-Qaweda in 2011. Consequently, the US government announced a huge bounty for the slain terrorist leader.
The Killing of the Zahawiri comes days before Kenyans celebrate the anniversary of their loved ones killed in the August 7 attack.
Al-Qaeda leader was killed in US air strike
In other story previously reported by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, Yemen al- Qaeda leader Sheik Abu Basir Nasser al-Wuhaishi was killed in a US strike with other two fighters said by OmarBaterfi the al- Qaeda’s spokes person and he also says that the deceased leader was formerly arrested and survived an assassination attempt.
He also headed the armed group in the Arabian peninsula since 2009 at an estimated age of 37 years.
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