“On Saturday, on my orders, the United States carried out an airstrike on Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed the emir of Al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri. It is with these words what, Monday, August 1, US President Joe Biden announced the death of the leader of Al-Qaeda, during a brief speech live from Washington. “Justice has been served and this terrorist leader is no more,” added the tenant of the White House.
Presented as one of the masterminds of the 2001 attacks, Zawahiri was one of the most wanted terrorists par United States. He had taken the head of Al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden, killed by an American commando in Pakistan in 2011. Among the names circulating, in addition to that of the Egyptian Seif al-Adel, to take over figure that of a Moroccan, Abou Rahman al-Maghrebi, whose real name is Mohamed Abattay.
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