Taliban say they've not found body of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri: Report

Updated on Aug 25, 2022 03:35 PM IST

The United States killed Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone while he stood on a balcony at his hideout in July, US officials said.

Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri.(AFP file photo)
Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri.(AFP file photo)
Reuters | , Kabul

The Taliban have not found the body of Ayman al-Zawahiri and are continuing investigations, group spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said on Thursday, after the United States said they killed the al Qaeda leader in an airstrike in Kabul last month. Also read | Top Taliban leaders meet to deliberate on US claims of killing Al Qaeda chief

The United States killed Zawahiri with a missile fired from a drone while he stood on a balcony at his hideout in July, US officials said, in the biggest blow to al Qaeda since US Navy SEALS shot dead Osama bin Laden more than a decade ago.

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