US President Joe Biden says ‘justice has been delivered’ after Al Qaeda chief positioned 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 is not any extra,” Biden mentioned in a particular handle from the White Home.
Intelligence had positioned Al-Zawahiri’s household in Kabul, earlier this yr, Biden mentioned, and pressured 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 almost 3,000 folks.
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.
The Taliban confirmed there was an assault in Kabul, and condemned it as a “violation of worldwide ideas”.