BIG: Al-Qaeda Chief killed in US air strikes

  • What: The US on Tuesday announced that Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a CIA drone strike by the CIA. This is being seen as one of the biggest shock to the terrorist group after its leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011.

  • Who: Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who had a $25 million bounty on his head. He was the person who helped coordinate the 9/11 attacks in the US, which claimed thousands of lives.

  • Background: The US officials stated that the drone strikes were carried out on Sunday in the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul.


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