The United States have killed al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a US drone strike on July 31st in Afghanistan.
The United States president, Joe Biden confirmed this yesterday during a press conference. The attack that killed 71-year-old was part of the US counter terrorism operation led by the CIA.
Mr Biden said Zawahiri had “carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens.”
“Since the United States delivered justice to bin Laden 11 years ago, Zawahiri has been a leader of al-Qaeda,” Mr Biden added.
“From hiding, he co-ordinated al-Qaeda’s branches and all around the world, including setting priorities for providing operational guidance and calling for and inspired attacks against US targets.”
“Now justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more,” he added.
Zawahiri, an Egyptian theologian and physician has been the leader of al-Qaeda since the death of Bin Laden in 2011.
US officials confirmed Zawahiri was on the balcony of a safe house when the drone fired two missiles at him.
They added that other family members were present, but they were unharmed and only Zawahiri was killed in the attack.