Taliban says THIS on US drone strike in Afghanistan that killed Al-Qaeda chief

New Delhi: Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a US airstrike in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul as introduced by US President Joe Biden on Aug 2. The counter-terrorism operation, Biden stated, brings “yet another measure of closure” to households of the victims of September 11, 2001 assaults on the US.

Taliban’s chief spokesman additionally confirmed US’ drone strike on a residence in Kabul over the weekend. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated in an announcement that the assault came about on Sunday and the ruling Islamist extremists strongly condemned it as a violation of “worldwide ideas” and the 2020 settlement on a U.S. troop withdrawal also called the Doha settlement.

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The Afghanistan-US peace settlement, signed in 2020, focussed on lowering violence in Afghanistan, withdrawal of overseas troops from the nation and Afghanistan guaranteeing that it will not turn into secure haven or refuge for terrorists. 

How was al-Zawahri tracked and killed?

Biden stated US intelligence officers tracked al-Zawahri to a house in downtown Kabul the place he was hiding out together with his household. The president authorized the operation final week and it was carried out on Sunday. Zawahiri was killed in a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, US officers stated on Monday, the most important blow to the militant group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.

Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who had a $25 million bounty on his head, helped coordinate the Sept. 11, 2001, assaults that killed practically 3,000 folks. One of many U.S. officers, talking on the situation of anonymity, stated the CIA carried out a drone strike within the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday.

(With company inputs)