The big claim about America's 'Operation Zawahiri', the drone was launched from Kyrgyzstan airbase

The big claim about America's 'Operation Zawahiri', the drone was launched from Kyrgyzstan airbase

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike by the US in Afghanistan on August 2. But now some US media reports have claimed that the US drone that killed al-Zawahiri was probably launched from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan. Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that the attack was launched from the Gansi airbase, a US transit facility located in the northern Kyrgyz city of Manas. According to the US Department of Defense, Gansi was a former US military base near Bishkek International Airport in Kyrgyzstan. It was operated by the US Air Force. However, it was handed over to the Kyrgyz army in June 2014.

However, the US administration has not commented on the exact location or route of takeoff or flight of the drone. A statement issued by the US Defense Department said Zawahiri was killed in an intelligence operation in the city of Kabul, where he was staying as a guest of the Taliban. The US said that at 6:18 a.m. on Sunday, the Kabul where he was staying was attacked with two Hellfire missiles in a precise, counter-terrorism operation. According to the US, the terrorist group Haqqani Network was aware of the presence of the al-Qaeda leader in Kabul.

At the same time, the leader of the Taliban is also under the scanner. It is being said that America cannot carry out such a big operation in Afghanistan without the help of the Taliban. It is feared that the US carried out a drone attack on Zawahiri using the airspace of Pakistan or Iran. This was the first major attack since the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

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