Leader “Al-Qaeda” (a banned terrorist organization in Russia) Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a drone strike when he stepped onto the balcony in his hideout. A detailed description of the last minutes of the life of the head of a terrorist organization shared newspaper The Washington Post (WP).
According to the newspaper, on July 31 at 6:18 am (05:18 Moscow time) the drone CIA fired two Hellfire missiles as Zawahiri stepped onto the balcony on the third floor. He was alone in the place. WP clarifies that the CIA has been shadowing the leader of al-Qaeda for a long time. Scouts found out that Zawahiri often in the morning, shortly after dawn, liked to go out onto the balcony. He usually sat there and read alone. His house is located in an exclusive area Kabul.
According to a senior US administration official, the terrorist’s family survived, they were safe inside the shelter, and none of the civilians were injured either. In many ways, this was made possible thanks to the chosen weapon of destruction. Hellfire is a small ammo with the explosive power of a hand grenade. By data According to the British newspaper Express, the R9X Hellfire missile uses six spring-loaded sharp blades to hit its target.
O liquidation the leader of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan during the counter-terrorist operation became known on August 2. Commenting on the operation, the President of the United States Joe Biden declaredthat the United States will not allow Afghanistan to become a terrorist haven again. Biden also personally participated in developing a plan to destroy al-Zawahiri.