Al Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike over the weekend
9/11 teams and households are cheering the death of al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri in Afghanistan over the weekend however say extra is required to be carried out to carry the plotters accountable.
A senior administration official confirmed Zawahri’s death to Fox Information, saying the U.S. carried out a counterterrorism operation towards “a big al Qaeda target in Afghanistan.”
9/11 Justice, a grassroots group comprising 9/11 survivors, first responders, and members of the family who misplaced family members that day, stated it was grateful to President Biden for this newest victory within the struggle against terrorism.
“This can be a vital step ahead and is especially significant to the 9/11 neighborhood as we proceed our years-long battle for justice and accountability,” 9/11 Justice stated in an announcement offered to Fox Information Digital.
The group moreover counseled Biden for declassifying paperwork on the extent of Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the 9/11 terrorist assaults.
“We urge President Biden to proceed to face with the 9/11 neighborhood and all those that search justice by holding Saudi Arabia accountable for the 9/11 assaults,” 9/11 Justice stated.
Terry Strada, nationwide chair of 9/11 Households United, stated she was grateful for the dedication of intelligence companies and the navy’s dedication and sacrifices made in eradicating such threats.
She certified, nevertheless, that Biden should maintain accountable the Saudi paymasters who bankrolled the “homicide of 1000’s on Sept. 11, 2001.”
“The financiers should not be focused on drones, they’re being met with fist pumps and hosted at golf equipment,” she stated. “If we’re going to be severe about accountability, we should maintain everybody accountable.”
Brad Blakeman, a senior adviser to former President George W. Bush whose nephew, a primary responder, was killed on 9/11, stated he applauded the Biden administration for taking out Zawahiri.
“It was a protracted day in coming. It ought to have been carried out a very long time in the past if we had had the chance,” Blakeman stated.
“What actually dismays me is the truth that why is America at all times the one to take motion towards the terrorists once they‘re harbored in sovereign international locations like Afghanistan and Pakistan within the case of (Osama) bin Laden? Why are these international locations giving protected haven to … these murderers and terrorists,” he stated. “So, whereas I thank the U.S. for taking such daring motion, I am mad as hell that these international locations are harboring these horrible folks.”
Alice M. Greenwald, president and CEO of the Nationwide September 11 Memorial & Museum, stated Zawahiri’s death “demonstrates how the 9/11 story continues to evolve, even 21 years later, and reinforces the necessity for us to maintain educating youthful generations concerning the continued influence of 9/11 on the world we stay in as we speak.”
Zawahiri greater than anybody formed al Qaeda, first as bin Laden’s deputy in 1998, then as his successor. Collectively, he and bin Laden turned the jihadi motion’s weapons to focus on America, finishing up the deadliest assault ever on American soil — the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijackings.