Drone Strike That Killed al Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Raises Tactical Questions on Threat From Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The CIA drone strike that killed the al-Qaeda leader over the weekend demonstrates the US’ strong capabilities in targeting individual terrorist chiefs, but leaves open the question of whether Washington can remotely thwart plans in Afghanistan before they become a threat.

Senior US officials said that Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was killed by Hellfire missiles fired from a drone during a strike in Kabul on Sunday morning during a strike in Kabul, was not involved in planning al-Qaeda terrorist operations at the time of his death, but rather was involved Leadership had been offered to the group and its many subsidiaries.

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