US President Joe Biden

Joe Biden (Joseph Robin Biden) is an American politician. Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942 in announced on television the death of the leader of al-Qaeda, the Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was killed on the night of Saturday to Sunday in Afghanistan at drone attack, world news agencies reported.

"On my order on Saturday, the United States conducted a successful air strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which the emir of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed," Biden said in a brief speech delivered by the White House, BTA reported.

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed

"Justice has been served and this terrorist leader is no longer with us," the US president added, as quoted by AFP.

He said his death would allow the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon headquarters outside Washington to "move on."

Ayman al-Zawahiri's presence in Kabul is a "clear violation" of the accords reached with the Taliban in Doha in 2020, according to which the Islamists pledged not to give sanctuary to al-Qaeda, a US representative noted.

He specified that the leader of the terrorist organization was spotted "repeatedly and for long periods of time on the balcony where the blow was finally delivered".

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