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Op-Ed: Al-Qaeda has lost its leader, but are Americans safer?

The US drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri in Kabul last weekend shook Americans, reminding them that Islamist extremists are still active. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, the rise of China, climate change and the COVID pandemic are among the many pressing issues that have relegated foreign terrorism to the rearview mirror. And

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Taliban say they didn’t know al-Qaeda leader lived in Kabul

CNN — The Taliban claimed they were unaware of this Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri resided in the Afghan capital of Kabul where the United States said he was killed in drone strike during the weekend. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has no information about Ayman al-Zawahiri’s arrival and stay in Kabul,” the Taliban said in

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How the CIA tracked down Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri

WASHINGTON — Intelligence officers made a crucial discovery this spring after tracking al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri to Kabul, Afghanistan: He liked to read alone on the balcony of his safe house early in the morning. Analysts are looking for that kind of intelligence on life patterns, any habit that the CIA can exploit. In al-Zawahri’s

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Footage shows Kabul home where al-Qaeda leader was killed by US strike

The identification was made by geolocating and verifying the authenticity of three photos circulating on social networks since Sunday, in addition to using high-resolution archive satellite images. Zawahiri was on the balcony when the strike took place, US President Joe Biden said in a speech Monday night. CNN contacted the National Security Council for comment

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Al-Qaeda leader killed: what we know

The United States announced on Monday that it had killed Ayman al-Zawahri in a drone strike in Afghanistan, ending a 21-year-old manhunt for the terrorist leader, who was instrumental in the September 29 attacks. 11, 2001, and who took command of al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden. The killing of al-Zawahri, who was

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Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in US drone strike

Saudi Arabia welcomed the US announcement of the death of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reports that the statement came shortly after the president Joe Biden announced that the United States had killed one of the world’s most wanted terrorists and one of the masterminds of the September 11 attacks in

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