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

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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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed in a U.S.

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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

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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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

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

How the Taliban react could have major repercussions as it seeks international legitimacy and access to frozen funds.How the Taliban react could have major repercussions as it seeks international legitimacy and access to frozen funds.

Tight-lipped Taliban leaders gather after U.S. says Zawahiri killed | Reuters

The United States President Joe Biden said on Monday (August 1) that Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. The killing of al-Zawahiri is said to be the biggest blow to the militant group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. WION became the first to reach the exact location where Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri was said to be killed. Watch this special report: 

WION reaches Kabul 'safehouse' where Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was 'killed' in drone strike - South Asia News

The Taliban on Thursday claimed to have no prior knowledge that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was staying in Kabul before U.S. drone strike.The Taliban on Thursday claimed to have no prior knowledge that al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was staying in Kabul before U.S. drone strike.

Taliban claims it was unaware al-Qaeda chief al-Zawahri was in Afghanistan before US drone strike | Fox News

The Taliban are jumpy now in gaudy Sherpur, which has hosted warlords, US contractors – and the leader of al-QaidaThe Taliban are jumpy now in gaudy Sherpur, which has hosted warlords, US contractors – and the leader of al-Qaida

‘Let us deal with it’: inside the elite Kabul district where Zawahiri was hit | Ayman al-Zawahiri | The Guardian

'One can only imagine the kind of treatment that other Al Qaeda officials and fighters are getting,' says one counterterrorism expert.“One can only imagine the kind of treatment that other Al Qaeda officials and fighters are getting,” says one expert.

Zawahiri Strike Exposes Taliban 'VIP Treatment' for Al-Qaeda | Time

CIA's choice of weapon meant that the collateral damage from the attack was minimal. The weapon did its work flawlessly.CIA's choice of weapon meant that the collateral damage from the attack was minimal. The weapon did its work flawlessly.

Hellfire R9X: The rarely known missile that took down Al Qaeda's top leader

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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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.

Five key intelligence inputs that led to Zawahari's assassination

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Reiterates there is “no threat” to any country from Afghanistan's soil.Reiterates there is “no threat” to any country from Afghanistan's soil.

Taliban say ‘no information’ about Al Qaeda chief Zawahiri in Afghanistan - World - DAWN.COM

U.S. officials haven't publicly said what weapon was used, but experts said a likely option was the highly secretive Hellfire R9X — know by various nicknames, like the “knife bomb."U.S. officials haven't publicly said what weapon was used, but experts said a likely option was the highly secretive Hellfire R9X — know by various nicknames, like the “knife bomb."

A look at the ‘knife bomb’ that may have killed al-Qaida leader

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On the US government’s strongest argument for the legal basis for the strike and any significant weaknesses or flaws in that argument.

Top Experts Raise Questions Regarding Legal Basis of Zawahiri Strike

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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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.

Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Would Have Made a Great American Pundit

The United States carried out a drone strike on a residence in Kabul over the weekend, the Taliban's chief spokesman said on Monday.The United States carried out a drone strike on a residence in Kabul over the weekend, the Taliban's chief spokesman said on Monday.

Taliban Condemns US Airstrike In Kabul That Killed Al Qaeda Chief

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

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

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

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia welcomed US president Joe Biden’s announcement on the targeting and killing of terrorist Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Tuesday, citing a foreign ministry statement. The Kingdom said that Al-Zawahiri is considered one of the leaders of terrorism that steered the planning and execution of heinous terroristRIYADH: Saudi Arabia welcomed US president Joe Biden’s announcement on the targeting and killing of terrorist Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the Saudi Press Agency reported early Tuesday, citing

Saudi Arabia welcomes Biden’s announcement on killing of Al-Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri | Arab News

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

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

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'

You know we’re in a new era when the president of the United States takes credit for an assassination and the press needs to explain who the villain was aYou know we’re in a new era when the president of the United States takes credit for an assassination and the press needs to explain who the villain was and why he was important. Ayman al-Zawahiri, 71, had an established routine of sitting on a balcony in downtown Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.

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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

It was a victory for Biden, but the jihadi threat to United States is not nearly as acute as the challenges that ail the nation internally.

What the al-Qaeda Drone Strike Reveals About U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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

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

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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

He evaded capture for 21 years after the suicide airliner attacksHe evaded capture for 21 years after the suicide airliner attacks

Who was Al Zawahiri — and why did US kill him? - News | Khaleej Times

Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and a mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, is killed in a U.S. drone strike.Ayman al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and a mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, is killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Elimination of al-Qaeda’s Top Terrorist Raises Troubling Questions

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

Until Sunday, al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahri was one of the world's most wanted men.As the number one extremist on the FBI’s most wanted list, al-ZawahriUntil Sunday, al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahri was one of the world's most wanted men.As the number

After the killing of al-Zawahri, here is the FBI’s list of most wanted extremists | Al Arabiya English

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