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Haqqani members of the family had been killed in US strike on al-Qaeda chief, says Afghan envoy

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Haqqani family members were killed in US strike on al-Qaeda chief, says Afghan envoy

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike by the US in Afghanistan on August 2. Ambassador Mohammad Zahir Aghbar, the Afghan Envoy to Tajikistan, stated members of the family of Haqqanis had been additionally killed within the US strike.

The Haqqani community is an Islamist terror outfit based by Jalaluddin Haqqani, who emerged because the rebel commander through the anti-Soviet struggle.

“According to the reports we have from Kabul, certain family members of the Haqqani group were killed in the US strike. That house belonged to Haqqanis and they have left Kabul,” Ambassador Mohammad Zahir Aghbar instructed India Today.

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The multi-storey bungalow in Kabul, the place the Al-Qaeda chief was hiding, was owned by a detailed aide of the inside minister of Afghanistan, Sirajuddin Haqqani.

According to the Afghan envoy, Sirajuddin Haqqani and different high leaders have left secure homes in Kabul and have moved someplace else, including that a number of terrorist teams are nonetheless current in Afghanistan.

“The killing of Ayman al-Zawahiri is not important for the people of Afghanistan. What is important for us is for the international community to know that terrorism is growing in Afghanistan under the protection of the Taliban,” he stated.

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Speaking about Pakistan’s involvement in divulging Al-Qaeda leaders’ whereabouts, the Afghan envoy stated for the reason that US has a really various relationship with Pakistan, it might simply entry a number of issues inside Afghanistan.

“Pakistan is a strategic partner of the US. Appreciate groups who informed the US of Zawahiri’s whereabouts. It has exposed the Taliban,” the ambassador stated.

A US drone strike in Afghanistan this weekend killed Ayman al-Zawahri, who helped Osama bin Laden plot the 9/11 assaults on the US and ensured al-Qaeda survived and unfold within the years after.

US President Joe Biden introduced the killing of al-Zawahri, delivering a major counterterrorism win simply 11 months after American troops left the nation.

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