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Biden Claims Al Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Has Been Killed — For the 4th Time?


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Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has allegedly been killed.

Joe Biden made a statement taking credit for the US drone strikes that killed the Al-Qaeda emir.

Al-Zawahiri was known as Bin Laden’s ‘number two.’

There’s just one small problem…

Ayman al-Zawahiri has been reported dead on several occasions over the last decade and change.

The timing of his latest death seems a bit suspect…

The BBC reported on Biden’s claim that US drone strikes had killed the Al-Qaeda leader:

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.

Joe Biden was quick to take credit:

This is great news of course.

The problem is, Ayman al-Zawahiri has been reported dead before…

PJ Media reports on the other times al-Zawahiri was pronounced dead, including just two years ago:

Zawahiri was also thought to be dead in 2020. Democrat think tank The Brookings Institution said, “al-Zawahri may be dead or at least appears to be ‘completely off the grid,’ according to journalist and veteran jihadi-watcher Hassan Hassan. These reports come at the same time as the killing of another very senior al-Qaida leader, Abu Muhammad al-Masri, in Tehran, reportedly by Israeli agents at the behest of the United States.”

Also in 2008:

In 2008, Zawahiri was reported dead by Pakistani intelligence — making the story immediately suspect to western sources. Longwar Journal’s Bill Roggio reported at the time that “rumors of Zawahiri’s death or wounding began four days after what appears to be a US Predator unmanned aerial vehicle strike on a madrassa in the village of Zeralita in the Azam Warsak region of South Waziristan.” Roggio recounted that “six people, including three Arabs, were reported killed in the attack. The madrassa was said to be a safe house and meeting place for senior al Qaeda commanders.” CBS later reported that Zawahiri was gravely wounded in the attack. Yet, Zawahiri miraculously rose from the dead or hospital bed.

Additionally, there were reports of his death in 2006 and 2008.

He was also briefly assumed dead in 2014.

This guy sure dies a lot…

The timing of this latest death sure seems to benefit Biden.



 

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