BREAKING: Osama bin Laden’s successor killed in CIA drone strike
· · Aug 1, 2022 ·

Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri, who took over the terror group following Osama bin Laden's takedown in 2011, has been killed in a CIA drone strike within Afghanistan.

From Fox:

"Over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan," the senior administration official told Fox News Monday. "The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties."

Two intelligence sources tell Fox News Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri was killed in the CIA drone strike.

President Biden is expected to address the nation on Monday at 7:30 p.m. EST regarding Zawahiri‘s death.

UPDATE: 6:05 p.m.

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