U.S. Intel Kills Leader Of Al Qaeda Who Took Over After Bin Laden, Reports Say


A CIA drone strike in Afghanistan was successful in killing al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who has led the Islamic terrorist group ever since U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, according to reports.

Fox News anchor Bret Baier confirmed the news live on air Monday afternoon. He added that intelligence sources said that this was a big win for the U.S.

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397285 02: UNDATED PHOTO Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his adviser Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. In the article, which was published November 10, 2001 in Karachi, bin Laden said he had nuclear and chemical weapons and might use them in response to U.S. attacks.

The Washington Post and Associated Press later confirmed the news of Al-Zawahiri’s death.

A senior administration official told reporters that “over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan.”

“The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties,” the official added.

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