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Biden Confirms Leader Of Al-Qaeda Has Been Killed

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Ayman al-Zawahiri was one of masterminds behind 9/11 attacks

Joe Biden has confirmed the US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda.

Ayman al-Zawahiri was targeted in a drone strike in Afghanistan on Sunday, while on the balcony of a house in Kabul.

The 71 year-old was one of the masterminds of the 9/11 terror attacks.

The US President insists "justice has been delivered".

Sky's US correspondent Mark Stone says the operation to capture or kill him began months ago:

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