A US official confirmed to Reuters that al-Zawahiri is believed to have been killed in an air strike by US intelligence in Afghanistan over the weekend.
Meanwhile, a senior US official announced today Monday that the US has conducted a “successful” operation against an “important al-Qaeda target.” in Afghanistan.
The official further said that “over the weekend the United States, as part of the fight against terrorism, carried out an operation against an important al-Qaeda target. in Afghanistan “.
He stressed that “the operation was successful and no civilian casualties were reported,” according to Agence France-Presse.
In parallel, two US officials told Reuters today that the Central Intelligence Agency has launched a drone strike. in Afghanistan at the weekend.
The two officials, who spoke in condition of anonymity, they added that the strike took place on Sunday in Kabul. They did not provide details on the target or if there were any casualties.
The CIA declined to comment.
On Monday, the White House announced that President Joe Biden will deliver a speech tonight in which will announce the details of a successful counter-terrorism operation.