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Top Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Kabul, says Biden

Ayman al-Zawahri, who took over as the leader of Al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden’s death. [File Photo]

An American drone strike killed Ayman al-Zawahri, who took over as the leader of Al Qaeda after Osama bin Laden’s death, at an urban safe house in Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden announced on Monday night.

Quoting the US President, a report by NYT said the Al-Qaeda leader was killed in an early-morning strike in Kabul.

“Now justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more,” Biden said in a seven-minute nationally televised address from the White House.

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