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US Warns Of Potential Retaliation After Al Qaeda Chief’s Demise – IHNS

Al- Zawahiri was one in every of many masterminds of September 11, 2001 assaults

New York:

The US State Division has issued a worldwide alert after the lack of lifetime of Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden launched that almost all wished terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike in Kabul and added that “Justice has been delivered.”

“On July 31, 2022, america carried out a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as chief of al-Qa’ida.

Al- Zawahiri was one in every of many masterminds of the assaults in opposition to america on September 11, 2001, and had continued to induce his followers to assault america,” the US State Division alert on Tuesday (native time) acknowledged.

“Following al-Zawahiri’s lack of life, supporters of al- Qa’ida, or its affiliated terrorist organizations, may search to assault US providers, personnel, or residents. As terrorist assaults often occur with out warning, US residents are strongly impressed to deal with a extreme stage of vigilance and observe good situational consciousness when travelling abroad,” it extra acknowledged.

Zawahiri was one in every of many world’s most wished terrorists and a mastermind of the September 11, 2001 assaults was killed in a drone strike carried out by the US inside the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday.

Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon, was deeply involved inside the planning of 9/11 and he moreover acted as Osama Bin Ladens non-public physician.

The strike was carried out by the Central Intelligence Firm (CIA) and was carried out by an Air Energy drone. An official claimed that al-Zawahiri was the one specific particular person killed inside the strike and that none of his relations was injured.

Within the meantime, the Taliban confirmed the killing of Zawahiri and condemned the drone strike carried out by america in Kabul over the weekend.

In a press launch, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid acknowledged {{that a}} strike occurred on a residence inside the capital and known as it a violation of “worldwide concepts.”

A loud explosion echoed by the use of Kabul early Sunday morning, in line with Tolo Data.

“A house was hit by a rocket in Sherpoor. There have been no casualties as the house was empty,” Abdul Nafi Takor a spokesman of the Inside Ministry had claimed earlier.

US secretary of state Antony Blinken acknowledged that the Taliban had grossly violated the Doha Settlement by web internet hosting and sheltering the Al Qaeda chief.

“By web internet hosting and sheltering the chief of al Qa’ida in Kabul, the Taliban grossly violated the Doha Settlement and repeated assurances to the world that they won’t allow Afghan territory to be used by terrorists to threaten the protection of various worldwide places,” Blinken acknowledged in a press launch.

The US and the Taliban signed a peace settlement in February 2020 beneath the Presidency of former US President Donald Trump. The deal stated the withdrawal of the US troops from Afghan soil and the Taliban would abate violence and guarantee that its soil received’t be a protected haven for terrorists.

Throughout the assertion, Blinken acknowledged the Taliban moreover betrayed the Afghan people and their very personal stated need for recognition from the worldwide neighborhood and normalisation of ties.

Zawahiri’s centered killing comes a yr after the US navy withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s takeover of the nation. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) added a “deceased” caption beneath the profile image of Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri on its website online.


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