Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda Leader and 9/11 Strategist, Killed in US Drone Strike
Summary from the AllSides News Team
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, a key mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, was killed in a drone strike attack on Saturday night. He was 71.
President Joe Biden on Monday night confirmed the move in a speech from the White House, emphasizing that "justice has been delivered" and labeling the mission as a "total success." He also confirmed that there were no civilian casualties and that al-Zawahiri's family members were left unscathed. The attack marks the most significant move against al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden, whom al-Zawahiri succeeded after his death in 2011.
Outlets across the spectrum highlighted how Democrats and Republicans similarly praised the Biden administration for its "successful counterterrorism operation" against the al Qaeda leader.
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