The USA President Joe Biden mentioned on Monday (August 1) that Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. The killing of al-Zawahiri is alleged to be the largest blow to the militant group since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011.
Nonetheless, there are a number of claims and counterclaims over all the operation. On being requested about proof, a White Home spokesman on Tuesday mentioned that the US has no DNA affirmation of the dying of Zawahiri. The spokesman mentioned that his id was verified by different sources.
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In the meantime, the Taliban mentioned Thursday that they don’t have any info relating to Zawahiri’s presence in Afghanistan. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has no details about Ayman al-Zawahiri’s arrival and keep. The management of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has instructed the intelligence companies to carry a complete and critical investigation,” the Taliban mentioned in a press release.
The home the place Zawahiri was residing is positioned within the Sherpur neighbourhood of the Afghan capital. It was hit by a Hellfire missile drone strike that killed the Al-Qaeda chief. In his handle, Biden mentioned that Zawahiri was on the balcony when the strike happened.
To get extra particulars, WION turned the primary to succeed in the precise location the place Ayman Al-Zawahiri was mentioned to be killed.
Visuals from Zawahiri’s Kabul dwelling present no indicators of an explosion.
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‘Violation of the Doha settlement’
The presence of Zawahiri in Afghanistan was a transparent violation of the Doha settlement signed in 2020, Washington mentioned. The settlement paved the way in which for the withdrawal of overseas forces from Afghanistan a 12 months in the past.
In response to that, the Taliban mentioned that the US had breached the accord. “The truth that America invaded our territory and violated all worldwide ideas, we strongly condemn the motion as soon as once more. If such motion is repeated, the duty of any penalties can be on the US of America,” the assertion mentioned.
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