WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is expected to announce Monday night that a US counter-terrorism operation over the weekend in Afghanistan killed top al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.
A senior government official said there were no civilian casualties in the anti-terrorist operation that killed al-Zawahiri, who succeeded Osama bin Laden as head of al-Qaeda in 2011.
Biden will make comments on the White House operation at 7:30 p.m. ET, according to the senior administration official.
The Associated Press reported first that al-Zawahiri was killed in the operation.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/biden-announce-death-top-al-qaeda-leader-al-zawahiri-sources-say-rcna41046 The US attack killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the top al-Qaeda leader