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U.S. kills al-Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in drone strike in Afghanistan

03 August 2022 [08:46] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

The United States has killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qaeda, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Trend reports citing Xinhua.

The White House has not confirmed the death of al-Zawahiri, saying only in a statement that President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on "a successful counterterrorism operation" at 7:30 p.m. ET from the White House.

Al-Zawahiri was appointed in June 2011 to succeed Osama bin Laden as the leader of al-Qaeda, one month after bin Laden was shot and killed by U.S. forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.


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