US President Joe Biden says ‘justice has been delivered’ after Al Qaeda chief situated in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan, United States President Joe Biden has mentioned.
Al-Zawahiri was killed over the weekend within the greatest blow to the group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.
“Justice has been delivered and this terrorist chief isn’t any extra,” Biden mentioned in a particular deal with from the White Home.
Intelligence had situated Al-Zawahiri’s household in Kabul, earlier this 12 months, Biden mentioned, and confused that no civilians or members of Al-Zawahiri’s household had been killed.
An Egyptian surgeon with a $25m reward on his head, al-Zawahiri helped coordinate the September 11, 2001 assaults on the US that killed practically 3,000 individuals.
Earlier US officers, talking on the situation of anonymity, mentioned the CIA carried out a drone assault within the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, utilizing two missiles.
Al Zawahiri was on his balcony on the time, they mentioned.
“Over the weekend, the USA carried out a counterterrorism operation in opposition to a big al Qaeda goal in Afghanistan,” a senior administration official mentioned in an announcement to reporters. “The operation was profitable and there have been no civilian casualties,” the official added.
The Taliban confirmed there was an assault in Kabul, and condemned it as a “violation of worldwide rules”.