Biden confirms loss of life of al-Qaeda chief in Afghanistan airstrike

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Biden: Al-Qaeda chief Zawahiri killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The USA killed al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, President Joe Biden mentioned on Monday in what used to be the largest blow to the militant team since founder Osama bin Encumbered used to be killed in 2011. Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon with a $25 million bounty on his head, helped coordinate the Sep 11, 2001 assaults that killed about 3,000 folks. U.S. officers, talking on situation of anonymity, mentioned Zawahiri used to be killed in a U.S. drone strike at the Afghan capital Kabul at 6:18 am (0148 GMT) on Sunday.

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