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    "Al Qaeda" leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed by US drone strike in Afghanistan

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    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed by US drone strike in Afghanistan, US media reports
    Tom Gillespie



    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed by a US airstrike in Afghanistan, according to US media reports.

    US president Joe Biden is set to deliver an address to the nation at 7:30pm in Washington D.C.(12.30am UK time).

    A senior official in his administration said: "Over the weekend, the United States conducted a counter-terrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan.

    "The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties."

    Mr Biden is due to speak from the balcony off the White House Blue Room as he remains in isolation in the residence while he continues to test positive for COVID-19.

    The death of al-Zawahiri would be the biggest blow to al Qaeda since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in 2011.

    A US official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a drone strike was carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday.

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has confirmed that a strike took place and strongly condemned it, calling it a violation of "international principles".

    Speaking on 31 August 2021, after the last US troops left Afghanistan, Mr Biden said the US would not let up on its fight against terrorism in that country or elsewhere.

    "We will maintain the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan and other countries," he said.

    "We just don't need to fight a ground war to do it."

    Previewing the strike that would occur 11 months later, Mr Biden said at the time: "We have what's called over-the-horizon capabilities, which means we can strike terrorists and targets without American boots on the ground - or very few, if needed."

    al-Zawahiri helped coordinate the 9/11 attacks in which four passenger aircraft were hijacked and flown into both towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

    The terror attack left nearly 3,000 people dead.
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    From the January 6th hearings?
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    The economy...the covaids a double vaxxed and boosted Biden wasn't supposed to get (a SECOND time)...Pelousy going to Taiwan...

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    The vaccine means you don't die(at his age ) not that you don't get it.

    I've posted many times I don't understand why your politicians are so old but I really don't think think your military wait for the president to get COVID before killing the Al Queda leader. I also don't think Biden should get any credit for doing it or get the blame for your economy/gas prices being bad after a 2 year pandemic when everywhere else in the world is in the exam same situation no matter what government they have.

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    The entire world was and would be, a much better place with Trump as President. That's just an immutable FACT!
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    I don't know how you can't see that guy for what he is.

    You must be able to find someone better than that..

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    He went from standing on his balcony to all over Kabul....

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    The Hellfire R9X is a Hellfire variant with a kinetic warhead with pop-out blades instead of explosives, used against specific human targets. Its lethality is due to 45 kg (100 lb) of dense material with six blades flying at high speed, to crush and cut the targeted person[42]— the R9X has also been referred to as the 'Ninja Missile'[43] and 'Flying Ginsu'.[42] It is intended to reduce collateral damage when targeting specific people.[44] Deployed in secret in 2017, its existence has been public since 2019. This variant was used in the killings of Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Al Badawi, accused mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, and Abu Khayr al-Masri, a member of Al-Qaeda's leadership.[45][46] The weapon has also been used in Syria,[47] and in Afghanistan against a Taliban commander.[48][49] It was used twice in 2020 against senior al-Qaeda leaders in Syria; in September 2020 US officials estimated that it had been used in combat around six times.[50][51][52][53][54]
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    Yeah but shows what was the last 20 years all about? Taliban invited him back in already and he was living openly in the nice bit of Kabul,

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    Probably inspired by some DOD egghead that watched too many late night infomercials in the 80ís. Itís more of a kitchen chopper than a Ginsu knife though. It looks like a RonCo weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    Probably inspired by some DOD egghead that watched too many late night infomercials in the 80ís. Itís more of a kitchen chopper than a Ginsu knife though. It looks like a RonCo weapon.

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    It does seem that the evidence captured when Bin Laden was killed has now been independently evaluated and shows that Al Queda and Bin Laden were pretty much totally fucked post 9-11 by the drone campaign and unable to operate at all.

    Although there was much fear apart from a couple of pretty limited attacks on London and Barcelona by independent cells not a lot of stuff happened at all let's face it. When was the last Islamic terrorist attack in the US coming from the Middle East?

    That said a lot of us still worry about the damage done by say Obama killing so many innocent people collaterally, it's a difficult one.

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