US Secretary of State Antony Blinken affirmed that the US will continue to support the Afghan people with strong humanitarian assistance.
“The Taliban have flagrantly violated Doha agreement by hosting and harboring al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was killed by a US strike in Kabul,” Blinken said, according to Al-Hurra TV channel.
“In the face of the Taliban’s unwillingness or inability to live up to their commitments, we will continue to support the Afghan people with robust humanitarian assistance and advocate for the protection of human rights, especially the rights of women and girls,” US Secretary of State added.
It is worth mentioning that, al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri was killed while he was in the balcony of his house in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
US media said, on Monday, that Al-Zawahiri, was killed in the US raid on Afghanistan.
US President Joe Biden said that Awas killed in a drone strike in a U.S. counterterrorism operation, according to CBSNews.
“He carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens, American service members, American diplomats, and American interests,” President Biden said in his brief remarks from the White House balcony. “Now, justice has been delivered. And this terrorist leader is no more.”
“After relentlessly seeking Zawahiri for years under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, our intelligence community located Zawahiri earlier this year,” Biden said. “He had moved to downtown Kabul to reunite with members of his immediate family.”