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Al-Qaeda Chief Killed In US Airstrike, Biden Says “Justice Delivered”

The 71-year-old was believed to be the primary strategist who steered Al-Qaeda operations

New Delhi:
Al-Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of many world’s most needed terrorists and a mastermind of the September 11, 2001 assaults, was killed in a drone strike carried out by the US within the Afghan capital Kabul.

  1. In a televised handle, US President Joe Biden mentioned that he hoped Zawahiri’s dying would deliver “closure” to households of the three,000 individuals killed in the US on 9/11.

  2. He mentioned that there have been no civilian casualties within the operation that was carried out over the weekend. “Justice has been delivered, and this terrorist chief isn’t any extra”, the US president mentioned.

  3. “The USA continues to exhibit our resolve and our capability to defend the American individuals in opposition to those that search to do us hurt. Tonight we made clear: Regardless of how lengthy it takes. Regardless of the place you attempt to conceal. We are going to discover you,” he later tweeted.

  4. Officers mentioned Zawahiri was on the balcony of his Kabul residence when he was focused with two Hellfire missiles on July 31, including that President Biden gave his go-ahead to the operation on July 25.

  5. Obvious images of the constructing present home windows blown out on one ground, however the remainder of the constructing appeared utterly intact. Members of Zawahiri’s household have been current on the dwelling, however “have been purposely not focused and weren’t harmed,” officers mentioned.

  6. US officers known as Zawahiri’s presence within the Afghan capital Kabul a “clear violation” of a deal the Taliban had signed with the US in Doha in 2020 that paved the best way for the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

  7. Below the 2020 Doha deal, the Taliban promised to not enable Afghanistan for use once more as a launchpad for terrorism, however specialists consider the group by no means broke their ties with Al-Qaeda.

  8. In an announcement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed {that a} strike befell on Sunday in Kabul. He strongly condemned the operation, calling it a violation of “worldwide ideas.”

  9. Zawahiri had been on the run for 20 years because the 9/11 assaults. He took over Al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was killed by US particular forces in Pakistan in 2011, and had a $25 million US bounty on his head.

  10. Consultants say the 71-year-old lacked the potent charisma that helped bin Laden rally extremists world wide, however willingly channelled his analytical abilities into the Al-Qaeda trigger.


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