- The leader of al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahri, was killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan.
- The strike took place over the weekend in Kabul, Politico and the AP reported.
- President Joe Biden will speak about the operation Monday night.
The leader of al-Qaida has been killed by a US drone strike in the Afghan capital of Kabul, according to news reports Monday.
In a statement reported by Politico, a Biden administration official said that over the weekend "the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant [al-Qaida] target in Afghanistan."
A source familiar with the matter told the Associated Press that the target was Ayman al-Zawahri.
President Joe Biden will speak about the operation in a White House address at 7:30 p.m. ET.
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