US drone strike kills Osama bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri

By AdvocateNews on 02/08/2022

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 355

Ayman al-Zawahiri, then-deputy leader of al Qaeda
Ayman al-Zawahiri, then-deputy leader of al Qaeda

A US drone strike in Afghanistan has killed Osama bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who became the leader of al-Qaeda following the killing of Osama Bin Laden in May 2011.

Confirming the report, President Joe Biden of the US described the death of al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden’s deputy, as a huge blow to the Al Qaeda terrorist network, masterminds of the September 11 2001 attacks on US.

Al-Zawahiri, who is said to be one of the world’s most deadliest terrorists, is an Egyptian surgeon with a $25m bounty on his head for helping to mastermind the 9/11 attacks in which four civilian aircrafts were hijacked and used to crush the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York, the Pentagon near Washington and a Pennsylvania field, killing about 3,000 people.

 

According to White House officials, Al-Zawahiri was spotted on a balcony on numerous occasions after he moved into a safe house with his family in downtown Kabul, where he continued to produce al-Qaida propaganda videos for several months before he met his waterloo.

 

President Biden was said to have ordered the attack on the safe house at a meeting of key cabinet members and national security officials on 25 July,
having ensured that every step had been taken to ensure the operation would minimize risk and casualties.

“Two Hellfire missiles were fired at Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was killed. We are confident through our intelligence sources and methods, including multiple streams of intelligence, that we killed al-Zawahiri and no other individual,” a Whitehouse official noted.

The official explained that though al-Zawahiri’s family members were present in the safe house during the strike, they were not targeted nor harmed.

 

“We have no indications that civilians were harmed in the strike. We took every possible precaution to avoid civilian harm,” the official further noted.

Barack Obama, Monday night, in his reaction to the development said: “We make it clear again tonight that no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and take you out. We will never forget. We continue to mourn every innocent life that was stolen on 9/11 and honor their memories.”

Posted 02/08/2022 07:55:13 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Nigerian economy too weak under Buhari – Tinubu...

N20B Kogi salary loan diverted, EFCC moves for...

INSECURITY: IGP Baba launches 'Operation Restore Peace for...

Security operatives, unknown gunmen in gun battle in...

Gunmen kidnap two Catholic priests

IPOB not a proscribed organization in UK, says...

Don’t parade yourself as monarch without symbols of...

Joe Biden to name a Nigerian, Treasury Secretary...

Gunmen attack Rivers Police Division, release all suspects...

Ruga: M’Belt youths knock northern group over threat...

20 persons killed in Sokoto market

Nollywood Stars' abductors demand $100,000 ransom

 

Latest News Yahaya Bello orders closure of brothels, bans use of face masks in Kogi ‘US kills terrorists, Nigeria pampers them’ - Femi Fani-Kayode Residents flee as unknown gunmen kill 7 in Imo Suspect who beat Nigerian to death in Italy arrested 2023: Lalong, Oshiomhole lead APC’s campaign team Bandits: We’ll continue to fight for justice – Southern Kaduna 2023: Obi support group slams Tinubu for wishing Peter Obi and supporters dead, tells INEC to call him to order Terror fears force NRC to suspend Lagos-Kano, Ajaokuta train services FG purchases N1.4bn vehicles for Niger Republic, justifies action NBC fines DSTV, TSTV, NTA, Trust TV N20m over Documentary on Banditry ...Says fines must be paid in 27 days Gunmen kidnap gold miner in Osun, demand N100m ransom NASS vs Buhari: Uncertainty as Buhari faces impeachment threat in last days

 

Most Read Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (427,961 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (427,961 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (427,961 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (427,961 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (427,961 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (427,961 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (427,958 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (427,958 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (427,956 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (420,074 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (356,351 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (355,287 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (159) EDITORIAL (25) NEWS (9,907) POLITICS (519) SOCIETY (135) SPORTS (67) BUSINESS (380) HEALTH (63) EDUCATION (53) INTERNATIONAL (232) ENTERTAINMENT (65) TECHNOLOGY (8) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (47)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.