Afghanistan: Ayman al-Zawahiri allegedly killed in US drone attack

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“The United States has confirmed the killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone attack in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. Al-Zawahiri, who had a $25m US reward on his head, is regarded as one of the masterminds behind the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States. He had taken over the armed group after the US killing of the then al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011. … Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the hit was carried out on a residential house in the Sherpur area of Kabul, where many Taliban leaders reside. Mujahid said the US attack was a ‘repetition of the failed experiences of the past 20 years and are against the interests of the US, Afghanistan and the region.'” (08/02/22)