US kills Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri

US sources said Monday evening that they eliminated al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri in a CIA airstrike in Afghanistan over the weekend. The White House has not yet confirmed the information.

US President Joe Biden is set to address the nation on Monday after an announcement from the White House that the United States conducted a “successful” counterterrorism operation against an al-Qaeda target in Afghanistan over the weekend. end, without specifying the identity of the person killed.

The White House said there were no civilian casualties during the US military operation.

Monday evening, according to 5 sources close to the file on condition of anonymity, affirmed to the American agency Associated Press (AP) that it was about Al Zawahri, who had taken the head of the terrorist organization after the death of Osama Bin Laden in 2011.

U.S. officials began citing the name, saying he was killed in a CIA drone strike, but the U.S. administration delayed releasing the information until his death could be confirmed. .

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