On Tuesday, the United States announced that the presence of al-Qaeda terrorist leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in the Afghan capital Kabul was a “clear violation” of agreements with the Taliban.
US President Joe Biden announced the assassination of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri during a US sting operation in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Biden said in a speech broadcast to the media that al-Zawahiri caused the deaths of many Americans in various attacks, and also went into hiding with his family members in Kabul, noting that there were no civilian casualties during the operation.
“After studying the information, permission was given to eliminate him, and justice prevailed, and this terrorist no longer exists,” he said.
“I thank our team, allies and partners,” he added.
The President of the United States a few months ago resumed the elimination of the leader of the ISIS organization in Syria, and now the assassination of the leader of al-Qaeda.
And US media and news outlets reported early Tuesday that Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, had been killed in a US airstrike in Afghanistan.
The Washington Post reported that al-Zawahiri’s assassination was carried out by US intelligence, not the army.
Al-Zawahiri led al-Qaeda after the assassination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011. The US provided a $25 million reward for information on him.