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US drone strike kills Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan

A US airstrike was carried out in Kabul on Sunday by the CIA, with President Joe Biden anticipated to present an handle on a profitable counter-terrorism operation at 12:30am UK time.

A senior official in his administration mentioned: “Over the weekend, the US performed a counterterrorism operation in opposition to a big Al Qaeda goal in Afghanistan.

“The operation was profitable and there have been no civilian casualties.”

Information of the strike was confirmed by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

He condemned the actions of the US, calling it a “violation of worldwide rules”.

The spokesman added: “Such actions are a repetition of the failed experiences of the previous 20 years and are in opposition to the pursuits of the US of America, Afghanistan and the area.”

The demise of al-Zawahiri marks the largest blow for the terrorist organisation since Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.

The White Home confirmed President Biden’s speech would happen on Twitter in a submit which mentioned: “Tonight at 7:30 PM ET, President Biden will ship remarks on a profitable counterterrorism operation.”

Al-Zawahiri, who was 71, was born in Egypt and educated as a physician earlier than he was imprisoned in 1981 for his involvement within the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

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At one level Al-Zawahiri narrowly escaped an American assault within the Tora Bora area of Afghanistan which reportedly killed his spouse and kids.

He made prolific appearances on extremist propaganda movies and audio tapes to encourage his followers to stand up in opposition to the West.

The US Authorities had supplied a reward of as much as $25million (£20.4million) for data resulting in his seize.

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