Taliban claim they did not know Ayman al-Zawahiri was living in central Kabul  The GuardianView Full coverage on Google News
Denial contradicts US officials who say al-Qaida leader was staying at home of Taliban leader’s aideDenial contradicts US officials who say al-Qaida leader was staying at home of Taliban leader’s aide

Taliban claim they did not know Ayman al-Zawahiri was living in central Kabul | Ayman al-Zawahiri | The Guardian

The MQ-9 Reaper, which is made by unmanned aerial vehicles company General Atomics, has been used in many notable strikes across recent presidential administrations.The MQ-9 Reaper, which is made by unmanned aerial vehicles company General Atomics, has been used in many notable strikes across recent presidential administrations.

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Extremely precise missile use and study of Zawahiri's habits were key to the targeted US killing.Extremely precise missile use and study of Zawahiri's habits were key to the targeted US killing.

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The killing may mark the end of al-Qaeda and the beginning of a very difficult period for its hosts in Afghanistan.The killing may mark the end of al-Qaeda and the beginning of a very difficult period for its hosts in Afghanistan.

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The Hellfire R9X missile variant uses six blades and its own kinetic energy to take out its target without a warhead.The Hellfire R9X missile variant uses six blades and its own kinetic energy to take out its target without a warhead.

Qaeda Boss Likely Killed by Secret Missile Variant That Uses Blades

Al-Zawahri was the the successor to Osama bin LadenAl-Zawahri was the the successor to Osama bin Laden

Who was Ayman al-Zawahri? Where does his death leave al-Qaida?

The 100-pound missile is designed to produce lethal effects in a very small area.The 100-pound missile, reportedly used to kill al-Qaeda mastermind Ayman al-Zawahiri, is designed to produce lethal effects in a very small area.

CIA Reportedly Used ‘Flying Ginsu’ Weapon to Kill al-Qaeda Chief

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2 missiles hit home of terror chief without sign of blast and Washington says no one else was injured -- suggesting use of Hellfire R9X, said to dice targets with 6 large blades2 missiles hit home of terror chief without sign of blast and Washington says no one else was injured -- suggesting use of Hellfire R9X, said to dice targets with 6 large blades

Did the US use a secret flying 'ninja bomb' to kill al-Qaeda leader Zawahiri? | The Times of Israel

Taiwan's China Airlines Ltd is "actively" looking at options to replace its ageing fleet of 22 Airbus SE A330 widebodies and is also starting to examine next-generation freighter planes, the company's president told Reuters.Taiwan's China Airlines Ltd is "actively" looking at options to replace its ageing fleet of 22 Airbus SE A330 widebodies and is also starting to examine next-generation freighter planes, the company's president told Reuters.

Taiwan's China Airlines eyes A330 replacement, future freighter options | Reuters

The strike, carried out over the weekend, was the first attack since American forces left Afghanistan last year.The strike, carried out over the weekend, was the first attack since American forces left Afghanistan last year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As the sun was rising in Kabul on Sunday, two Hellfire missiles fired by a U.S. drone ended Ayman al-Zawahri's decade-long reign as the leader of al-Qaida. WASHINGTON (AP) — As the sun was rising in Kabul on Sunday, two Hellfire missiles fired by a U.S. drone ended Ayman al-Zawahri's decade-long reign as the leader of al-Qaida.

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Top Experts Raise Questions Regarding Legal Basis of Zawahiri Strike

The missiles were launched by an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, killing him instantly.The missiles were launched by an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, killing him instantly.

Al-Zawahiri was on his Kabul balcony. How Hellfire missiles took him out - CBS News

While Washington celebrates its attack against Ayman al-Zawahiri, it also proved that Afghans remain under the thumb of American power one year after its chaotic withdrawal.While Washington celebrates its attack against Ayman al-Zawahiri, it also proved that Afghans remain under the thumb of American power one year after its chaotic withdrawal.

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Ayman al Zawahiri was killed in what a senior administration source described as "a precision tailored airstrike" using two Hellfire missiles, while the Al Qaeda supremo sought refuge in central Kabul to reunite with his family.Ayman al Zawahiri was killed in what a senior administration source described as "a precision tailored airstrike" using two Hellfire missiles, while the Al Qaeda supremo sought refuge in central Kabul to reunite with his family.

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Middle East News: DUBAI: The United States killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri with a drone missile while he stood on a balcony at his home in downtown Kabul, Afgh.Middle East News: DUBAI: The United States killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri with a drone missile while he stood on a balcony at his home in downtown Kabul, Afgh.

Next Qaida chief: Man tied to Daniel Pearl’s killing or Zawahiri’s kin? - Times of India

Zawahiri’s rhetorical style would have fit right into the U.S. political spectrum.Zawahiri’s rhetorical style would have fit right into the U.S. political spectrum.

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The terrorist leader was killed over the weekend in a U.S. missile strike in Kabul in AfghanistanThe terrorist leader was killed over the weekend in a U.S. missile strike in Kabul in Afghanistan

Will Al-Zawahiri's Killing Have Impact on Al-Qaida Affiliates in Syria? 

Bin Laden's successor steered the organization through a tumultuous decade and left it stagnated, but the next leader will have new opportunities for growth.Bin Laden's successor steered the organization through a tumultuous decade and left it stagnated, but the next leader will have new opportunities for growth.

Zawahiri’s Legacy and the Prospects for an al-Qaeda Revival - Lawfare

The US and the Taliban traded accusations of violating a key 2020 accord after Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a US drone attack in a part of the Afghan capital long known for its ostentatious villas.The US and the Taliban traded accusations of violating a key 2020 accord after Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a US drone attack in a part of the Afghan capital long known for its ostentatious villas.

Taliban on edge after US kills al-Qaeda chief in upscale Kabul neighborhood - Al-Monitor: Independent, trusted coverage of the Middle East

The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinicThe doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic

Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida | The Independent

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday accused the Taliban of violating the Doha Agreement by sheltering al Qaeda’s top leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.The secretary of state’s comments come after the U.S. killed al-Zawahiri in a strike in Afghanistan over the weekend.

Blinken: Taliban 'Grossly' Violated Doha Agreement by Sheltering al-Qaeda Leader | National Review

The missile was modified extensively during the Obama administration and officials say for the targeted person it is akin to a flying anvil falling on top of their headThe missile was modified extensively during the Obama administration and officials say for the targeted person it is akin to a flying anvil falling on top of their head

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With a $25-million bounty on his head, the US government wanted al-Zahawiri to pay for the part he played in Al Qaeda’s decades of terrorism. With a $25-million bounty on his head, the US government wanted al-Zahawiri to pay for the part he played in Al Qaeda’s decades of terrorism. 

He Was a Surgeon, Yet a Killer. How Ayman al-Zawahiri Became 'World's Most Wanted Terrosrist'

Osama bin Laden plotted with al-Zawahiri, his number two, to carry out the violent attacks in the US along with six other men in Afghanistan. Five currently remain in Guantanamo Bay.Osama bin Laden plotted with al-Zawahiri, his number two, to carry out the violent attacks in the US along with six other men in Afghanistan. Five currently remain in Guantanamo Bay.

How death of al-Zawahiri means that ALL 9/11 plotters have been killed or imprisoned  | Daily Mail Online

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Ayman Al Zawahiri was a craven terrorist, but projecting strength should also mean standing up to autocrats. Biden can start by securing the release of Jamal Khashoggi’s lawyer, Asim Ghafoor.Ayman Al Zawahiri was a craven terrorist, but projecting strength should also mean standing up to autocrats. Biden can start by securing the release of Jamal Khashoggi’s lawyer, Asim Ghafoor.

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Nothing in official U.S. statements describe Zawahiri’s death as payback for the CIA losses in 2009 at Khost, Afghanistan. But for many at the agency that’s exactly how it felt.Nothing in official U.S. statements describe Zawahiri’s death as payback for the CIA losses in 2009 at Khost, Afghanistan. But for many at the agency that’s exactly how it felt.

After a deadly 2009 attack, the CIA’s hunt for Zawahiri became personal - The Washington Post

Kirby also said there was a small al Qaeda presence remaining in Afghanistan. | World NewsKirby also said there was a small al Qaeda presence remaining in Afghanistan.

US has no DNA on Zawahiri, confirmed death by other sources: White House | World News - Hindustan Times

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Al Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the world's most wanted terrorists and a mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, was killed in a drone strike carried out by the US in the Afghan capital Kabul.Al Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the world's most wanted terrorists and a mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, was killed in a drone strike carried out by the US in the Afghan capital Kabul.

Ayman al-Zawahiri: Al Qaeda Chief Killed In US Airstrike, Joe Biden Says "Justice Delivered"

Ayman Al-Zawahri more than anyone shaped al-Qaida, first as Osama bin Laden’s deputy since 1998, then as his successor.Ayman Al-Zawahri more than anyone shaped al-Qaida, first as Osama bin Laden’s deputy since 1998, then as his successor.

Al-Zawahri, an Egyptian surgeon who became a mastermind of jihad against the West - POLITICO

Ayman al-Zawahiri, 71, who led the al-Qaeda network after the death of founder Osama bin Laden, was born to an Egyptian family in 1951 in Cairo.Ayman al-Zawahiri, 71, who led the al-Qaeda network after the death of founder Osama bin Laden, was born to an Egyptian family in 1951 in Cairo.

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By now, you’ve surely heard that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul. Emotionally, I was also quite pleased to learn the news of his violent fate. But my research on the effects of taking out militant group leaders raises red flags about the value to U.S. national security. Paradoxically, terrorist groups — even horrible ones like Al Qaeda — may become even more violent when their leaders are killed.By now, you’ve surely heard that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a U.S. drone strike in Kabul. Emotionally, I was also quite pleased to learn the news of his violent fate. But my research on the effects of taking out militant group leaders raises red flags about the value to U.S. national security. Paradoxically, terrorist groups — even horrible ones like Al Qaeda — may become even more violent when their leaders are killed.

The downside of killing Ayman al-Zawahiri – New York Daily News

It was revealed that the operation was planned in May and June with various securities agencies working to ascertain his identity.It was revealed that the operation was planned in May and June with various securities agencies working to ascertain his identity.

US Drone Strike Kills Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri - Kenyans.co.ke

President Biden last year committed to the American people that, following the withdrawal of U.S. forces, the United States would continue to protect our country and act against terrorist threats emanating from Afghanistan.  The President made clear that we would not hesitate to protect the Homeland. With the operation that delivered justice to Ayman al-Zawihiri, […]

The Death of Ayman al-Zawahiri - United States Department of State

According to documents obtained from the raid that killed bin Laden, al-Qaida’s 9/11 era leaders have little impact on current operations.According to documents obtained from the raid that killed bin Laden, al-Qaida’s 9/11 era leaders have little impact on current operations.

The US killing of Zawahiri was more retribution than prevention - Responsible Statecraft

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