U.S. Kills Al-Qaida Leader Aymen al-Zawahiri



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The United States conducted a rare counterterrorism operation over the weekend against a “significant” al-Qaida target in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

“The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties,” the official said without giving further details.

Sources said the strike killed top al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was deputy to the terror group’s founder, Osama bin Laden, when they orchestrated the September 2001 attacks against the U.S. out of their sanctuary in Afghanistan.

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