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Al Qaeda After the Death of Ayman al-Zawahiri

MIN READAug 2, 2022 | 20:52 GMT

Smoke rises from a house following a July 31, 2022, U.S. drone strike in the Sherpur area of Kabul that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Smoke rises from a house following a July 31, 2022, U.S. drone strike in the Sherpur area of Kabul that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

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The CIA conducted an unmanned aerial vehicle strike the morning of July 31 in downtown Kabul that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. While unlikely to significantly degrade al Qaeda's regional affiliates in the near term, the strike may produce a long-term shift in its strategy depending on al-Zawahiri's successor....

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