United States killed the leader of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiriduring an air operation in Afghanistan, US media reported, citing government officials.
The CNN television network noted that Al-Zawahiriof Egyptian nationality and 71 years old, He died in a bombardment carried out with a drone.
The CNN and the newspaper Washington Post They said the terrorist leader lost his life in a CIA-led operation over the weekend.
Al Zawahiri replaced Osama bin Laden after his death in 2011 during a US operation in Pakistan, and was one of the most wanted terrorists. Both oversaw the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
He had the profession of surgeon and worked as a terrorist, he commanded the jihadist group Al-Qaeda. He is known to be the mentor, the doctor and the right arm of Osama Bin Laden.
Zawahiri is behind, according to the FBI, numerous terrorist attacks against the United States and other Western countries. Among his most recurring nicknames were that of Doctor Death or Doctor of Death.
At 14, he was already part of the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islamist group. In 1979, he had already joined the islamic jihadwhere he eventually became one of the main organizers and recruiters.
After bin Laden’s death, he became the world’s most wanted terrorist. The FBI offered a $25 million reward for his capture.