Al-Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in US drone strike: What Obama and other leaders said
The United States killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who played central role in 9/11 attacks, in a strike in Afghanistan. Zawahari, who assumed the leadership of al-Qaeda after the death of bin Laden, was killed in a drone strike carried out by CIA on Saturday evening at a house in Kabul. According to officials, Zawahiri was on the balcony of a safe house when the drone fired two missiles at him. Other family members were present, but they were unharmed and only Zawahiri was killed. 71-year-old Zawahari had a USD 25 million bounty on his head.