White House: US had ‘successful’ weekend counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan



An explosion occurred on Sunday in the Shirpur district of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul after a rocket struck a house, but no one was injured, a spokesman for the country’s interior ministry said.

The US military successfully conducted a counterterrorism operation against Al-Qaeda* operatives in Afghanistan last weekend. The White House said Monday that the operation caused no civilian casualties.

A senior government official reportedly told correspondents that it was the CIA that carried out the drone strike in Kabul over the weekend.

“Over the weekend, the United States conducted a counter-terrorist operation against key al-Qaeda targets in Afghanistan. The operation was successful and caused no civilian casualties,” the official said.

Taliban* Confirmed The strike was carried out by American drones on residential buildings.In addition, the movement condemned the attack as a violation of the Doha Peace Agreement and harmful to the development of cooperation.
Shehab news agency based in Gaza report later the capture alive of jihadist leader Sheikh Bassam al-Saadi, who was likely the intended target of the strike;
Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to address the nation later in the day about his massive success in killing a “key al-Qaeda target.” rumor began to circulate One of the victims of the strike is none other than al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri.
Politico too report, Citing undisclosed sources, it was indeed Al-Zawahiri who was killed in the drone strike.

At least two people were killed and 12 injured in a terrorist attack at a cricket match on Friday in Kabul last Friday. At the time, sources with the Afghanistan Cricket Board said at least seven people were killed in the stadium explosion.

A view of residential areas from the window of a passenger plane flying over Kabul on September 22, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 31 July 2022

Massive explosion rocks Kabul, no casualties reported

The development comes a week before the one-year anniversary of the complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, and after two decades of conflict with the West, a Taliban insurgency took control of the country.

* Terrorist organization outlawed in Russia and many other states. White House: US had ‘successful’ weekend counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan

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