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White House: Biden Issued Decision to Target Al-Zawahiri on July 25

Tue 02 Aug 2022 | 09:09 AM
NaDa Mustafa

The White House announced that US President Joe Biden issued the decision to target al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri on July 25.

In a statement, the White House confirmed that Biden's infection with Coronavirus did not affect the course of al-Zawahri's killing, noting that it is possible that al-Qaeda will publish video clips of al-Zawahiri to call for additional attacks.

It is worth mentioning that, 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 Al-Zawahiri was 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."