The Associated Press is reporting that a US drone strike in Afghanistan has murdered top Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri.
The news is breaking minutes after the White House announced that Chief executive Biden will speak Monday evening on a “ successful” operation against a “ significant al-Qaida target” in Afghanistan .
“ Over the weekend, the usa conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan. The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties, ” a senior management official announced later mid-day.
ALL OF US STRIKE KILLED TOP AL-QAEDA LEADER AYMAN AL-ZAWAHRI: AP
Other journalists and pundits are also pointing to a high-level strike on a top terror operative…
Biden can be speaking despite having a “ rebound” case of Covid-19, though the administration says the address won’t be open to the full press corps.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson reviews the following background :
Zawahiri a new $25 million bounty on his head since 2001. Along with planning 9/11, also behind attack on USS Cole that killed 17 American sailors in Yemen within 2000. State Dept. states he played role within August 1998 bombings associated with U. S. embassies within Kenya and Tanzania that will killed 224.
As for Zawahiri’s reported death… there’s been ‘ false-starts’ in the recent past:
Plus remembering bin Laden’s demise deep inside (US ally) Pakistan’s territory, and the unusual details surrounding it…
Biden’s deal with is scheduled for seven: 30pm eastern time. View Live: