“Justice was done”: Biden on the assassination of Al-Qaeda leader | International

Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of al-Qaeda and one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, who oversaw the attacks of September 11, 2001, along with the group’s founder, Osama bin Laden, was killed in an attack with CIA drones in Kabul over the weekend.

President Joe Biden announced that the counterterrorism operation, which took place in Afghanistan on Sunday, was authorized by the and said that the plan was carried out for several weeks. According to a White House official, Taliban officials were not alerted about the mission.

Biden assured that “justice was done (…) the mission was a success, none of his relatives were injured and there were no civilian injuries.”

The attack on Zawahri is the first known counter-terrorism attack by the US military since the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in August of last year.

Republican senator as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz They celebrated the operation and affirmed that the Americans can be calmer. For his part, Democratic Representative Gregory Meeks assured that Zawahiri’s death “represents a great victory in the fight against terrorism.”

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