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Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

12:00, Tuesday, 02 August, 2022
Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has confirmed.

He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday.

He and Osama Bin Laden plotted the 9/11 attacks together, and he was one of America's "most wanted terrorists".

Mr Biden said Zawahiri had "carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens".

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