Al Qaeda chief leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed by the US Central Intelligence Agency in a drone strike in Afghanistan. Al-Zawahiri was heading the terrorist organization after the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011. Al-Zawahiri had taken refuge in a house in Kabul. US President Joe Biden said on Monday that the United States killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in an airstrike in Kabul. CIA killed al-Zawahiri in a drone strike.
Al Zawahiri had been living in Kabul since the Taliban government came to power in Afghanistan. Calling for justice for those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, Joe Biden said, "We have found and killed Zawahiri. Whatever threat to America and its people, we will not leave it. We are a threat to our people, so America will find and kick you out, no matter where you hide, no matter how long it takes."
The President, while addressing the nation from the White House on the operation at 7.30 pm on Monday, said that the mission was carefully planned. At the same time, the risk of harm to other citizens was minimized. A week ago, considering everything was fine, I gave the final clearance for the attack and the mission was successful. Biden first learned of Zawahiri hiding in Kabul in April. US officials were aware of the assistance Zawahiri received from the network in Kabul.
After the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 in America, America was looking for Osama bin Laden and al-Zawahiri. In this attack, 2,977 people from 93 countries were killed. In this attack, all the Al Qaeda terrorists including Osama bin Laden, Al Zawahiri were accused by the US investigative agency. Although Osama bin Laden was discovered and killed by US security agencies in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, after several years of missions, the search for al-Zawahiri continued. It is being told that there was also a reward of $ 25 million i.e. 1.97 billion rupees on Al Zawahiri.