President Biden Announces Death of al Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Yesterday, President Biden announced that the United States had successfully targeted and killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Zawahiri was a visible international symbol to al Qaeda and served as Osama bin Laden’s personal physician at one point. He was sheltering in downtown Kabul with his family and killed in a drone strike that was conducted at 9:48 p.m. on Saturday and authorized by President Biden following weeks of meetings with his cabinet and key advisers. No American personnel were on the ground in Kabul during the time of the strike.