"Authority Delivered:" al Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Dead After U.S. Drone Collide In Afghanistan

"Authority Delivered:" al Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Dead After U.S. Drone Collide In Afghanistan

Updated on August 02, 2022 17:32 PM by admin

Missile Strike In Afghanistan

President Joe Biden announced that an al Qaeda leader who was associated with Osama Bin Laden and was deeply involved with the 9/11 attacks is now dead after the U.S. carried out a missile strike in Afghanistan.

In a speech on the attack captured by NBC News, Biden, 79, said, "On Saturday, with my direction, the United States successfully concluded an air strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing Ayman al-Zawahiri, 71.

He said al-Zawahiri was Bin Laden's leader, his deputy when the terrorists attacked 9/11. He was deeply involved in planning 9/11, which killed nearly 3,000 people. Biden also said for decades that al-Zawahiri was the mastermind behind attacks that killed and injured thousands of Americans.

Al-Zawahiri took over al Qaeda after bin Laden was killed in a U.S. strike in May 2011, Biden said in Monday's speech.

United States Justice Against Bin Laden

Since the United States delivered justice against bin Laden 11 years ago, Zawahiri has been the leader of al Qaeda. He coordinated al Qaeda's branches from hiding and all around the world provided operational guidance that called for an inspired attack against U.S. targets, said, Biden.

Continued the president: He made videos recently calling for his followers to attack the United States and our allies. Now, the authority has been delivered, and this terrorist leader is no more.

Sending a pointed message, Biden, isolated with his second bout of COVID-19 in a month, added: People worldwide no longer need to fear the vicious and determined killer. The United States continues to demonstrate our solution and capacity to defend the American people against those who seek to do us damage.

We make it clear tonight that the United States will find you and take you out of matter how much time it takes, where you close if you are a threat to our people.

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Al-Zawahiri Relocated And Reunited With His Family

Biden said former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump had been on the hunt for al-Zawahiri before being found earlier this year as he relocated to downtown Kabul to reunite with his family. After confirming his whereabouts, Biden said I authorized a precision strike that would remove him from the battlefield.

They carefully planned this mission rigorously to minimize the risk of harm. One week ago, after being advised the conditions were optimal, I gave the final approval to get him. And the mission was a success.

Biden said that Al-Zawahiri relatives were not injured in the attack, and there were no civilian casualties.

Remembering losing their lives on Sept. 11 over 20 years ago, Biden ended his speech by stating that we continue to mourn every innocent life stolen on 9/11 and honor their memories.

To the families who lost mothers and fathers, wives, husbands, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, friends and coworkers on that hot September day, I hope this decisive action will bring one more measure of closure.

In April, they told Biden about the al-Zawahiri location before being given a potential attack plan early last month, and an administration official told reporters.

The President Received Operational Report Granular Level

The president got an updated operational report and pressed at a granular level. He needs to understand more about the layout of rooms of the al-Zawahiri safe house in Kabul behind the door and windows on the third floor of the building, according to the outlet.

 He asked again about other options for reducing collateral or civilian casualties.

After the meeting, the president authorized a precisely tailored airstrike on the condition that a strike minimizes the risk of civilian casualties to the greatest extent possible. The official said that the U.S. government could conduct an airstrike once an opportunity was available.

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