Inside the decades-long quest to kill al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2022
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US intelligence had hunted al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for decades — then spent several months meticulously planning his death once he was traced to Afghanistan, where he was put up as a guest of the ruling Taliban following the disastrous US withdrawal last year.

The coward who co-planned the Sept. 11 attacks had become the world’s most wanted terrorist soon after his cohort, Osama bin Laden, was killed in a daring US raid in May 2011 — with a $25 million bounty on his head.

Under four presidents, US intelligence operatives hunted al-Zawahiri, who was rumored variously...

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