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Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

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The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has confirmed.

He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday.

He and Osama Bin Laden plotted the 9/11 attacks together, and he was one of America's most wanted terrorists.

Mr Biden said al-Zawahiri had "carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens".

"From hiding, he co-ordinated al-Qaeda's branches and all around the world, including setting priorities for providing operational guidance and calling for and inspired attacks against US targets," the president said in a live television address from the White House.

"Now justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more," he added.

The FBI updated its Most Wanted Terrorist poster on Monday with Zawahiri's status: "Deceased."

The 71-year-old Egyptian doctor took over al-Qaeda after the death of Bin Laden in 2011.

Mr Biden said he had given the final approval for the "precision strike" after months of planning.

Officials said Zawahiri was on the balcony of a safe house - where he reportedly often sat for hours - when the drone fired two missiles at him.

Other family members were present, but they were unharmed and only Zawahiri was killed in the attack, they added.

 

Apparently, they throw flying knives at him (to reduce collateral damage). the Hellfire was not carrying HE, but 6 knives. Next one, they will throw kitchen sink. 😃

 

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Ninja missile : Terrible, a superpower took the trouble and resources to create a long range sniper weapon with minimal collateral damage.

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11071175/Al-Qaeda-chief-MINCED-two-R9X-Hellfire-Ninja-missiles-Kabul-suburbs.html

The six-blade 'ninja missile' used to mince terrorists: CIA deployed two R9X Hellfires to shred Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri - a month after it was used to wipe out ISIS thug in Syria

  • On Saturday, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri became the latest victim of the US military's highly sophisticated precision missile, the R9X Hellfire
  • The missile uses extended blades rather than explosives to kill targets with extreme accuracy
  • The weapon was developed by the Obama administration as concerns grew over the amount of civilian casualties occurring due to earlier drone strikes
  • Since it was first deployed, officials in the government have been coy about discussing its use 
  • The missile's blades can cut through buildings, and car roofs and has been referred to as a 'speedy anvil' and a 'Ginsu,' a reference to the popular steak knife
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57 minutes ago, Kb27 said:

Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

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The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has confirmed.

He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday.

He and Osama Bin Laden plotted the 9/11 attacks together, and he was one of America's most wanted terrorists.

Mr Biden said al-Zawahiri had "carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens".

"From hiding, he co-ordinated al-Qaeda's branches and all around the world, including setting priorities for providing operational guidance and calling for and inspired attacks against US targets," the president said in a live television address from the White House.

"Now justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more," he added.

The FBI updated its Most Wanted Terrorist poster on Monday with Zawahiri's status: "Deceased."

The 71-year-old Egyptian doctor took over al-Qaeda after the death of Bin Laden in 2011.

Mr Biden said he had given the final approval for the "precision strike" after months of planning.

Officials said Zawahiri was on the balcony of a safe house - where he reportedly often sat for hours - when the drone fired two missiles at him.

Other family members were present, but they were unharmed and only Zawahiri was killed in the attack, they added.

 

Apparently, they throw flying knives at him (to reduce collateral damage). the Hellfire was not carrying HE, but 6 knives. Next one, they will throw kitchen sink. 😃

 

It's not the weapon that's amazing.

It's the resolution of the sensors that can distinguish one particular dude from many others that look roughly the same!

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1 hour ago, Windwaver said:

 

Wonder why they bother with the blades when the bulk of the hellfire itself moving at such speed is enough to squash target like a bug.

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1 hour ago, Sosaria said:

Wonder why they bother with the blades when the bulk of the hellfire itself moving at such speed is enough to squash target like a bug.

Because blades are always more stylo

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Reminds me of thosold martial arts movies where they do a 五马分尸. 

Literally 4 limbs and the head tied to 5 horses running in different directions. End up with 6 body parts to feed the dogs. 

This one is worse. 6 blades become 7 pieces. 😅

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2 minutes ago, Kxbc said:

Reminds me of thosold martial arts movies where they do a 五马分尸. 

Literally 4 limbs and the head tied to 5 horses running in different directions. End up with 6 body parts to feed the dogs. 

This one is worse. 6 blades become 7 pieces. 😅

It is either 五馬分屍or粉身碎骨。

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Trump is all talk, but the real terrorists are killed by the Democrats.

Even the Soleimani thing (the Iranian Major-General) was pretty much after Trump reneged on a deal with the Iranians to keep their nuke program in check, and was gratuitous in my opinion.

Whereas this, in my view, is a legit hit.

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14 minutes ago, Turboflat4 said:

Trump is all talk, but the real terrorists are killed by the Democrats.

Even the Soleimani thing (the Iranian Major-General) was pretty much after Trump reneged on a deal with the Iranians to keep their nuke program in check, and was gratuitous in my opinion.

Whereas this, in my view, is a legit hit.

Nevertheless I just read an article that zawahiri was quite the bumbling leader that never really lived up to the stature of Osama. And his importance and role in 9/11 was hyped up. Now that he is killed, possibly opens the way for a more capable successor.

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32 minutes ago, Sosaria said:

Nevertheless I just read an article that zawahiri was quite the bumbling leader that never really lived up to the stature of Osama. And his importance and role in 9/11 was hyped up. Now that he is killed, possibly opens the way for a more capable successor.

Well, as long as we have the mighty TSA safeguarding us all. 😁

 

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