Al-Zawahiri killed by CIA Drone Strike In Kabul, Afghanistan

Al-Zawahiri killed by CIA Drone Strike In Kabul, Afghanistan

Date:

Update (1943 EST): President Biden has confirmed the strike and killing of the aforementioned Al-Al-Qaeda leader. It seems that the September withdrawal from Afghanistan may have had the hidden positive of drawing out al-Zawahiri from his hiding place along the Pakistan- Afghanistan border.

Update (1734 EST): A senior Biden Official has told press that the strike has killed Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri, who succeeded Osama Bin Laden as the leader of Al-Qaeda after his 2011 killing at the hands of U.S. Navy Seals.

U.S. President Biden is set to address the nation tonight at 1930 EST to provide details on a successful counterterrorism operation, supposedly carried out two days ago on 31 July local time, Kabul.

48 hours ago, two explosions rocked the Dehmazang area of Kabul. Local sources reported seeing drones overhead and Taliban Spokespersons from the Interior Ministry and Intelligence Directorate claimed a drone attack targeted a vacant house in the area. After several hours of speculation, Taliban sources claimed the strike was against an al-Qaeda safe house.

This would represent the first officially recognized U.S. operation in Kabul since the September 2021 evacuation and fall of the Afghan government.

If President Biden confirms this tonight, this would confirm that the Taliban has most likely reneged on its international promise to not allow groups like ISIS or Al-Qaeda to operate from within its borders.

This is developing.

Tessaron
Tessaron
Tessaron United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni. Covering flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
- Sponsor -spot_img
- Sponsor -spot_img

Week's Top Stories

More In This Category
Related

American Airstrikes Reportedly Targeted Iran-backed Militia Forces in Iraq

Sabereen News, which is closely affiliated to Iran-backed Shia...

Indian Workers Rescued From Tunnel Collapse After Entrapment Since November 12th

Update (1016 EST): All forty-one workers have been rescued. https://twitter.com/ani/status/1729516897799229456?s=46&t=fwloThPnqgTH71QlDeR_hA Update...

Two Migrant Teens Arrested for Planning Christmas Terror Attack, Cologne, Germany

According to German media outlet Tagesschau, two teenagers, a...

UK to Deploy Surveillance Aircraft Above Gaza

What's Happening The UK's Ministry of Defence has announced its...