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Former US official in Afghanistan reacts to killing of al Qaeda leader

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Wed, 3 Aug 2022, 10:10am
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan.
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan.

Former US official in Afghanistan reacts to killing of al Qaeda leader

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 3 Aug 2022, 10:10am

There has been overseas news with the US killing the leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

It comes ten years following the killing of the group's founder Osama bin Laden.

Zawahiri helped coordinate the 9/11 attacks and was known as bin Laden’s right hand man.

But now questions are being raised about whether the Taliban gave sanctuary to the al Qaeda leader.

Jason Campbell is the former country director for Afghanistan in the office of Secretary of Defence for Policy and he joined Kate Hawkesby.

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