President Biden explains how the United States tracked down and murdered al-Zawahri on his balcony.
The CIA spent months creating a “lifestyle” for Ayman al-Zawahri at his guarded residence in Kabul. The CIA saw that he was often alone on his balcony in the morning. He was Usama bin Laden’s subordinate during the September 11 attacks. President Biden said Monday that he approved a targeted attack to eliminate him from the battlefield. The terrorist often walked out on the balcony in the early hours of the morning, and he was always alone, making it an excellent time to assassinate him while reducing the danger to his family, who CIA agents knew also resided in the home. When Biden was informed about al-Zawahri’s location, he instructed authorities to do everything necessary to prevent his family members or other civilians from being killed.