Al-Qaeda leader was killed in US drone strike

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The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has confirmed. He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday. Mr Biden said Zawahiri had “carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens. Officials said Zawahiri was on the balcony of a safe house when the drone fired two missiles at him..

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