Taliban 'Strongly Condemns' U.S. Drone Strike Taking out Ally al-Qaeda's Top Boss

Taliban ‘Strongly Condemns’ U.S. Drone Strike Taking out Ally al-Qaeda’s Top Boss

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement late Monday “strongly condemning” an American drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, that leftist President Joe Biden announced had killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Reports citing American intelligence officials indicate that al-Zawahiri, who took over the organization after the American government eliminated predecessor Osama bin Laden, was living openly and comfortably in Kabul after the U.S.-backed government abandoned the country to the Taliban.

Biden announced in an evening address on Monday that an American airstrike had killed al-Zawahiri while leaving no civilian casualties – a stark contrast to the Biden airstrike that killed ten Afghan civilians last year, including children, with no national security benefits.

At least 10 people, including children, were killed in

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