“Ayman al-Zawahiri, one of the perpetrators of the 9-11 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in New York, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania, was killed by U.S. drone missiles in Afghanistan’s capital, President Joe Biden announced yesterday [8/1/2022].
Zawahiri was killed in an over-the-horizon operation in downtown Kabul, where he was residing as a guest of the Taliban. The house was struck by two Hellfire missiles in a precision, counterterrorism operation at 6:18 a.m. Kabul time on Sunday [7/31/2022]. Zawahiri was the only casualty. ‘We are confident through our intelligence sources and methods — including multiple streams of intelligence — that we killed Zawahiri and no other individuals,’ a senior administration official said. ‘His death deals a significant blow to al-Qaida and will degrade the group’s ability to operate, including against the U.S. homeland.'”
– Jim Garamone, “U.S. Drone Strike Kills al-Qaida Leader in Kabul,” defense.gov, August 2, 2022