WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that a US missile fired from a drone in Afghanistan killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, a founding member of the jihadist movement and one of the key strategists behind an international terror campaign that culminated in September . 11 attacks on the US
The US attack on Sunday morning targeted a safe house in a residential area in central Kabul, in what was the first known counter-terrorism operation in the country since US forces withdrew last year. The Biden administration said the Taliban knew that Al Zawahiri was hiding in Kabul, the clearest testament to the ongoing alliance between al Qaeda and the group now ruling Afghanistan.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-carried-out-first-known-counterrorism-strike-in-afghanistan-since-exit-11659391683 U.S. Says Drone Strike Killed al Qaeda Leader Ayman al Zawahiri