Earlier, the White House announced a “successful counter-terrorism operation.”
USA eliminated the leader of al-Qaeda. According to an insider, 71-year-old Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a drone strike.
This is reported CNN.
According to the publication, the operation to eliminate the leader of al-Qaeda took place in Afghanistan. Al-Zawahiri, 71, allegedly died after the attack, which was carried out with the help of a drone.
“Over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a high-profile al-Qaeda target in Afghanistan. The operation was successful with no civilian casualties,” a senior administration official told CNN.
Formerly in the White House reported that the United States conducted a “successful counter-terrorism operation.” The details of the operation were promised to be revealed a little later. At 02:30 (Kyiv time), US President Joe Biden is due to make a statement.
Who is Ayman al-Zawahiri
Ayman al-Zawahiri, 71, is an international terrorist, a radical Islamist, and since 2011 he has also been the leader of the radical Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
In 1981, he was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. Al-Zawahiri was charged with possession of firearms. He served three years and then went to Afghanistan as a Mujahideen. After that, the terrorist led a group of about a thousand “Egyptian Afghans” who joined the core of al-Qaeda. In Egypt, al-Zawahiri was sentenced to death in absentia. In 2011, after the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, he led the terrorist organization.