BREAKING: Biden announces the killing of Al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri

The President of the US, Joe Biden has announced the killing of the leader of Al Qaeda terror group, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

He said in a Twitter post that:

‘I made a promise to the American people that we’d continue to conduct effective counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan and beyond’.

‘We have done that.’

Al- Zawahiri was an Egyptian-born physician and theologian who was the leader of terrorist group al-Qaeda from June 2011 until his death in July 2022. He succeeded Osama bin Laden following his death, and was earlier a senior member of Islamist organizations which led attacks in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. In 2012, he called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners in Muslim countries. After the September 11 attacks, the U.S. State Department offered a US$25 million reward for information or intelligence leading to Ayman al-Zawahiri’s capture. He was put under worldwide sanctions in 1999 by the UN’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee as a member of al-Qaeda.