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‘Take you out!’ Biden claims ‘justice delivered’ as US airstrike kills Al Qaeda leader

The forty sixth President gave his handle at 7.30pm EST (12.30am BST) by which he confirmed earlier stories that Al-Zawahiri had been killed by a US drone strike in Afghanistan.

Al-Zawahiri took over as chief of the terrorist group after Osama Bin Laden was taken out by US forces in 2011.

President Biden started by saying: “My fellow Individuals, on Saturday, at my path, the US efficiently concluded an airstrike in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed the Emir of Al Qaeda, Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

“Zawahiri was Bin Laden’s chief, he was with him the entire time and was his deputy on the time of 9/11.

“He was deeply concerned within the planning of 9/11, one of the crucial chargeable for the assaults that murdered 2,977 individuals on American soil.”

President Biden additionally drew consideration to the numerous different assaults that Al-Zawahiri helped mastermind, together with these on the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

He continued: “Since the US delivered justice to Bin Laden 11 years in the past, Al-Zawahiri has been a pacesetter of Al Qaeda.

“Now justice has been delivered and this terrorist chief isn’t any extra.

“America continues to exhibit our resolve and our capability to defend the American individuals in opposition to those that would search to do us hurt.

“We make it clear once more tonight, that regardless of how lengthy it takes, regardless of the place you disguise, in case you are a menace to our individuals the US will discover you and take you out.”

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He wrote on Twitter: “Al-Zawahiri could also be useless in Afghanistan, however al-Qaeda shouldn’t be gone.

“Opposite to what President Biden is saying tonight, our capability to fight rising terrorist threats in Afghanistan are on the margins.

“There are al-Qaeda coaching camps rising in Afghanistan like earlier than 9/11.”


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