Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed

US President Joe Biden announced the death of Ayman Al-Zawahiri [File: AP]

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, United States President Joe Biden has said. Al-Zawahiri was killed in the biggest blow to the group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.  US officials told reporters  that the CIA carried out a drone attack in Kabul using two missiles. Al-Zawahiri was on his balcony at the time, they said. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that the attack took place on Sunday and condemned it as a violation of “international principles” and the 2020 agreement on a US troop withdrawal.

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