“Taliban”: We did not find the body of Al-Zawahiri at the site targeted by Washington

The Taliban denies finding any body at the site of the killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and asserts that it was not aware of al-Zawahiri’s presence on the country’s territory.

  • Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid

The spokesman for the Afghan “Taliban” movement, Zabihullah Mujahid, announced today, Saturday, that no body was found at the site of the killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, whose death Washington announced recently in a raid on his home in Kabul.

Mujahid said in statements to Radio Azadi International: “This whole matter is still under investigation, and we have not found any body yet, and the materials used in the attack completely destroyed everything.”

Last Thursday, the Taliban announced, in a statement, that it was not aware of the presence of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on the territory of Afghanistan, stressing that Washington’s implementation of a military operation inside Afghan territory is a violation of the Doha agreement.

On Monday, US President Joe Biden announced: Al-Qaeda leader killed Ayman al-Zawahiri in a US raid carried out in Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the “Taliban” movement condemned the raid in a residential area in Kabul, describing it as “a clear violation of international principles.”

It is noteworthy that Al-Zawahiri took over the leadership of Al-Qaeda after the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011.

Al-Zawahiri became one of the world’s most wanted men, after being considered one of the masterminds of the September 2001 attacks in the United States, which killed three thousand people.

This is the first public operation by the United States against an al-Qaeda target in Afghanistan since the American withdrawal from that country.

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