US President Joe Biden has said that the United States has kill one of the world’s most wante terrorists . And Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who orchestrated the September 11 (9/11) attacks.
Statements from US President Joe Biden
Joe Biden said in a televise address that he gave the final approval for the attack in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. US President Joe Biden said, “Justice has been serve and this terrorist leader is no more.”
Zawahiri, 71, took over the leadership of al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011. He and Bin Laden planned the 9/11 attacks together.
Officials said an unmann drone fired two missiles at Zawahiri, who was on the veranda of a house. They add that there were other family members inside the house, but only Zawahiri die unharm.
Biden said in a televise speech that he hope the killing of Zawahiri would provide some measure of solace for the families of the nearly 3,000 people kill in the 2001 (9/11) attacks.
Zawahiri’s presence in the Afghan capital, Kabul, violates the 2020 Doha agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban that led to the withdrawal of U.S forces from Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official said.
Zawahiri orchestrate many other acts of terrorism behind the scenes. Among them, the attack on the American warship USS Cole in Aden in October 2000, in which 17 American sailors were kill. That includes the 1998 attacks on two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that kill 223 people, Biden add.
After that, Biden also emphasized that Afghanistan will not become a free zone for terrorists again. A Taliban spokesman said the US operation violate international law.
Zawahiri was an Egyptian surgeon who grew up in a loose family and later became a radical.