US President Joe Biden confirmed the information about the elimination of the leader of Al-Qaeda (banned in the Russian Federation) Ayman al-Zawahiri. He was killed in his safe house in Kabul during a rocket attack. </p><div> <p>A native of Egypt, a long-time right-hand man of Osama bin Laden, was tracked down in April. As noted in Washington, al-Zawahiri, who headed the terrorist organization in 2011, moved to the capital of Afghanistan with his wife, daughter and grandchildren, while representatives of the Taliban knew about his "migration" (banned in the Russian Federation), but hid this information.
It was possible to identify the high-ranking terrorist wanted for many years thanks to the pictures taken when he went out onto the balcony of the apartment (he did not leave its limits all this time). During another sunbathing session – in the early morning of July 31 – it was destroyed by two Hellfire missiles.
Representatives of the American administration claim that the operation was carried out in such a way that no one, except for al-Zawahiri, was injured – his relatives were in another part of the house. This information has not been confirmed.
Reports of the liquidation of al-Zawahiri, who was sentenced to death in absentia in Egypt for supporting terrorism, appeared earlier, but a few months later he released videos and refuted these reports.
A graduate of the medical faculty of Cairo University, from which he graduated in 1974, he spent most of his life in the fight against secular authorities, and in the late 1990s, together with his followers, he joined Al-Qaeda (banned in the Russian Federation). For information about his whereabouts, US authorities were willing to pay up to $25 million.
“Now justice has been served and this terrorist leader is no more,” Biden said.