Osama Bin Laden (left) sits with then-adviser Ayman al-Zawahri (November, 2001) (Photo – EPA)
The United States
conducted a “successful” counterterrorism operation against a “significant” Al Qaeda
leader Ayman Al Zawahiri
over the weekend, a senior administration official told various news media outlets in USA.
US President Joe Biden
on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. E.T. (local time) is expected to address the nation from the White House on the operation.
“Over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan,” a senior administration official told media. “The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties.”
The official said that the strike in Kabul was led by CIA.
(This is an evolving story and more updates will follow)