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Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda leader killed in U.S. strike, was seen as brains of bin Laden’s terror group
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Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda leader killed in U.S. strike, was seen as brains of bin Laden’s terror group

President Biden on Monday announced that the U.S. killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Afghanistan. The terrorist leader was 71.Though not as well known as Osama bin Laden, Al-Zawahiri was believed to be the true architect behind the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history on Sept. 11, 2001. For years, he was known as al Qaeda's No. 2 man, when analysts say he was really the brains behind the operation. Mr. Biden said Monday his hope was that the action taken against al-Zawahiri "will bring one more measure of closure" to those who lost loved ones on 9/11. With al-Zawahiri's death, all of top plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are now either dead or captured. Al-Zawahiri had long been a wanted man. After th...