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August 5, 2022, 2:00 AM

How Hellfire missiles killed al-Qaeda leader with minimal collateral damage

No civilians, including Ayman al-Zawahiri’s family, were harmed in the airstrike, according to officials.
August 5, 2022, 2:00 AM
How Hellfire missiles killed al-Qaeda leader with minimal collateral damage
August 4, 2022, 6:43 PM

US, Taliban trade accusations after drone strike on al-Zawahiri

The drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has renewed hostility between the U.S. and the Taliban.
August 4, 2022, 6:43 PM
US, Taliban trade accusations after drone strike on al-Zawahiri
August 3, 2022, 4:39 PM

White House touts al-Zawahiri killing as vindicating Biden's decision to leave Afghanistan

Republicans argue that Biden's decision to exit Afghanistan created an opportunity for the al-Qaeda leader to set up camp in Kabul.
August 3, 2022, 4:39 PM
WH touts al-Zawahiri killing as vindicating Biden's decision to leave Afghanistan
August 3, 2022, 1:10 AM

White House shares more details on terrorist takedown

New details emerge surrounding the terrorist mastermind, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and pictures show smoke rising from the Kabul neighborhood where he was hiding out in plain sight.
August 3, 2022, 1:10 AM
White House shares more details on terrorist takedown
August 3, 2022, 12:05 AM

White House says US remains vigilant after al-Zawahiri strike

The leader of al-Qaeda, one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, was killed in a drone strike in Kabul over the weekend.
August 3, 2022, 12:05 AM
White House says US remains vigilant after al-Zawahiri strike
August 2, 2022, 10:28 PM

ABC News' Martha Raddatz on slain al-Qaeda leader who orchestrated 9/11

President Joe Biden announced that Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in Afghanistan.
August 2, 2022, 10:28 PM
ABC News' Martha Raddatz: what does the slain al-Qaeda leader mean for US?
August 2, 2022, 10:19 PM

Breaking down the CIA drone strike that killed al-Qaeda's leader

National security expert Mick Mulroy gives insight on the CIA’s drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
August 2, 2022, 10:19 PM
Breaking down the CIA drone strike that killed al-Qaeda's leader
August 2, 2022, 10:18 PM

How US intelligence led the strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Former CIA operative Darrell Blocker and counterterrorism expert Chris Costa break down the U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
August 2, 2022, 10:18 PM
How US intelligence led the strike that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri
August 2, 2022, 8:20 PM

What does the death of al-Qaeda’s leader mean?

ABC News' Martha Raddatz spoke with "Start Here" on the CIA strike that killed the al-Qaeda leader.
August 2, 2022, 8:20 PM
What does the death of al-Qaeda’s leader mean?
August 2, 2022, 7:32 PM

Drone strike kills al-Qaeda leader

We’re now learning what kind of missile killed Ayman Al-Zawahiri and who reportedly owned the house where he was hiding. ABC News' Ike Ejiochi reports.
August 2, 2022, 7:32 PM
Drone strike kills al-Qaeda leader
August 2, 2022, 3:16 PM

President Biden announces killing of al-Qaeda leader in Kabul

ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Mary Bruce reports on the killing of an al-Qaeda leader in Kabul after hunting him for more than two decades.
August 2, 2022, 3:16 PM
President Biden announces killing of al-Qaeda leader in Kabul
August 2, 2022, 11:28 AM

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri killed in drone strike in Afghanistan

The leader of al-Qaeda, one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists, was killed in a drone strike in Kabul over the weekend.
August 2, 2022, 11:28 AM
US counterterrorism operation takes out al-Qaeda leader in Kabul
August 2, 2022, 9:57 AM

Al-Zawahri's path went from Cairo clinic to top of al-Qaida

The doors of jihad opened for Ayman al-Zawahri as a young doctor in a Cairo clinic
August 2, 2022, 9:57 AM
August 2, 2022, 2:54 AM

Martha Raddatz on inside details of strike that killed terrorist al-Zawahiri

ABC News’ Phil Lipof and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz discuss the U.S. drone strike that killed terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri and why it could lead to consequences for the Taliban.
August 2, 2022, 2:54 AM
Martha Raddatz on inside details of strike that killed terrorist al-Zawahiri
August 2, 2022, 1:46 AM

Al-Qaeda leader killed in drone strike

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a CIA-led drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, sources familiar with the operation said.
August 2, 2022, 1:46 AM
Al-Qaeda leader killed in drone strike
3 months ago

Al-Qaida chief blames US for Ukraine invasion in new video

Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has made an appearance in a pre-recorded video to mark the 11th anniversary of the death of his predecessor Osama bin Laden
3 months ago
Al-Qaida chief blames US for Ukraine invasion in new video
9 months ago

Wife of al-Qaida hostage says U.S. effort to free him has failed, pleads with captors

The wife of an American held hostage by Islamist militants in Africa criticized the U.S. government's response Wednesday and made a plea for the release of her husband.
9 months ago
Wife of al-Qaida hostage pleads with captors for his release
10 months ago

Colombian nun kidnapped in Mali in 2017 is freed

The conditions of her release have not been revealed.
10 months ago
1 year ago

Al Qaeda leader resurfaces

Ayman Al-Zawahiri, believed to be dead for many years, has appeared in a video released on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. ABC News' Andrew Dymburt has the new details.
1 year ago
Al Qaeda leader resurfaces
1 year ago

Adm. Mike Mullen reflects on 10th anniversary of Osama bin Laden raid

"If bin Laden or his people had gotten wind of any potential operation there, he would have been gone," former Joint Chiefs chair, Adm. Mike Mullen, told Martha Raddatz.
1 year ago
Adm. Mike Mullen reflects on 10th anniversary of Osama bin Laden raid
1 year ago

1st look at new documentary on the killing of Osama Bin Laden

"Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden" takes a look at what the public still doesn’t know about the historic raid, including firsthand accounts from mission members.
1 year ago
1st look at new documentary on the killing of Osama Bin Laden
3 years ago

Pakistan arrests 5 al-Qaida operatives in nighttime raid

Pakistan says five al-Qaida operatives were arrested in a raid overnight in the country's eastern Punjab province
3 years ago
Pakistan arrests 5 al-Qaida operatives in nighttime raid
3 years ago

Trump confirms death of al-Qaeda bomb maker implicated in Christmas Day attack

President Trump on Thursday confirmed a senior al-Qaeda bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, was killed in a counter-terrorism operation two years ago.
3 years ago
Trump confirms death of al-Qaeda bomb maker implicated in Christmas Day attack
3 years ago

Osama Bin Laden's son believed to be dead

It's unclear when and where Hamza bin Laden died but the U.S. government believes he was killed within the last two years, a source told ABC News.
3 years ago
Osama Bin Laden's son believed to be dead
3 years ago

Former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's son Hamza believed to be dead, US officials say

It's unclear when and where Hamza bin Laden died.
3 years ago
Osama bin Laden's son believed to be dead: US officials
3 years ago

Osama bin Laden's son is believed to be dead: US sources

It was not clear when and where Hamza bin Laden died, a U.S. military source said. His last public statements came last year when he threated Saudi Arabia with jihad.
3 years ago
Osama bin Laden's son is believed to be dead: US sources
3 years ago

US offers $1 million reward for Osama bin Laden's son, Hazma, as emerging al-Qaida leader

The United States will pay up to $1 million for help locating one of the sons of the late al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden.
3 years ago
US offers $1 million reward for Osama bin Laden's son
3 years ago

Search for Osama Bin Laden's son intensifies

The State Department is offering a $1 million reward for the capture of Hazma Bin Laden, who is a growing influence within Al-Qaeda.
3 years ago
Search for Osama Bin Laden's son intensifies
3 years ago

US offers $1M reward for Osama bin Laden's son

The United States will pay up to $1 million for help locating one of the sons of the late al-Qaeda founder, Hazma bin Laden, who officials say is emerging as a "key leader" in the terror franchise.
3 years ago
US offers $1M reward for Osama bin Laden's son
4 years ago

President Donald Trump confirms death of alleged USS Cole plotter killed in US airstrike

President Donald Trump confirmed that a U.S. military strike last week killed Jamal al-Badawi, an al-Qaeda operative involved in the deadly 2000 attack on the USS Cole.
4 years ago
Trump confirms death of alleged USS Cole plotter killed in US airstrike
4 years ago

US military says 60 militants killed in Somalia airstrike

The airstrike against Al Shabab was the largest in Somalia in a year.
4 years ago
US military says 60 militants killed in Somalia airstrike
4 years ago

US strike kills high-ranking al-Qaeda member

An American military strike in Libya over the weekend that killed a high-ranking al-Qaeda member marked a notable expansion in the U.S. campaign there.
4 years ago
US strike kills high-ranking al-Qaeda member
4 years ago

US drone strike kills high-ranking al-Qaeda member as campaign in Libya broadens beyond ISIS

An American military strike in Libya over the weekend that killed a high-ranking al-Qaeda member marked a notable expansion in the U.S. campaign there.
4 years ago
US drone strike kills high-ranking al-Qaeda member in Libya
5 years ago

US military conducts ground raid in Yemen on AQAP compound

The raid targeted a known al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) compound.
5 years ago
US military conducts ground raid in Yemen on AQAP compound
5 years ago

U.S. airstrike kills senior al Qaeda leader, Pentagon says

Strike was conducted in eastern Afghanistan.
5 years ago
U.S. airstrike kills senior al Qaeda leader, Pentagon says
5 years ago

US officials deny airstrike on mosque near al-Qaeda target

The U.S. military says an airstrike Thursday in northwestern Syria targeted a large gathering of al-Qaeda members meeting across the street from a mosque but deny that the mosque was hit.
5 years ago
US officials deny airstrike on mosque near al-Qaeda target
5 years ago

More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen mark escalated fight against terror group

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula comes under heavy fire.
5 years ago
More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen mark escalated fight against terror group
5 years ago

Hundreds of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula contacts found in Yemen raid, US official says

The contacts are part of the "valuable intelligence" from raid, official says.
5 years ago
Hundreds of al-Qaeda contacts found in Yemen raid
5 years ago

Yemen raid yielded 'valuable intelligence,' US official says

Yemen raid yielded 'valuable intelligence': Official
5 years ago
Yemen raid yielded 'valuable intelligence,' US official says
5 years ago

Al-Qaeda Fighters in Yemen Seemed Ready for SEAL Raid: Source

The White House said Tuesday "tremendous" intelligence was gathered in the raid.
5 years ago
Al-Qaeda Fighters in Yemen Seemed Ready for SEAL Raid: Source
6 years ago

Current, Former Officials Spar Over Approval of Special Ops Raid in Yemen

One American and local civilians were killed in the operation.
6 years ago
Current, Former Officials Spar Over Approval of Special Ops Raid in Yemen
6 years ago

'Actionable Intelligence' in Qaeda Material Captured by U.S. Commandos in Yemen: Official

SEAL Operator Ryan Owens lost his life in the operation.
6 years ago
'Actionable Intelligence' in Qaeda Material Captured by U.S. Commandos in Yemen: Official
6 years ago

Yemen Raid That Likely Killed Civilians Was 'Well Thought Out,' White House Says

"This was a very, very well thought out and executed effort," Sean Spicer said.
6 years ago
Raid That Likely Killed Civilians Was 'Well Thought Out': White House
6 years ago

US Military Launches Investigation Into Deadly Terror Raid in Yemen

Questions have been raised about civilian casualties, and a Navy SEAL was killed in action.
6 years ago
US Military Launches Investigation Into Deadly Terror Raid in Yemen
6 years ago

Military Officials Examine Embarrassing Mix-Up Involving Terror Raid in Yemen

The U.S. military released a bomb-making video seized during the raid and later admitted that the video was not what they thought.
6 years ago
Military Officials Examine Embarrassing Mix-Up Involving Terror Raid in Yemen
6 years ago

US Defends Release of 9-Year-Old Bomb-Making Video Seized in Yemen Raid

It's rare for military to release material from an intelligence-gathering raid.
6 years ago
US Defends Release of 9-Year-Old Bomb-Making Video Seized in Yemen Raid
6 years ago

US Service Member Killed in Action During Raid Targeting Al Qaeda in Yemen

One U.S. Special Operations service member was killed and three Navy SEALs were wounded in the raid, the first military operation authorized by President Trump.
6 years ago
US Service Member Killed in Action During Raid Targeting Al Qaeda in Yemen
6 years ago

What's Going On in Yemen

A failed missile attack on a U.S. warship highlights the chaos in the area.
6 years ago
What's Going On in Yemen
6 years ago

Al-Qaeda Leader Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Ominous Message

Expert says video is bid at relevance by Osama bin Laden's successor.
6 years ago
Al-Qaeda Leader Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Ominous Message
6 years ago

Gitmo Detainee Abu Zubaydah Appears in Public, Makes Case for Release

He has not been seen publicly since he was captured in Pakistan by the CIA.
6 years ago
Gitmo Detainee Abu Zubaydah Appears in Public, Makes Case for Release