United States military drones on Sunday struck down the hideout of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahiri.
Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon who became one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, was identified as a mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States that killed nearly 3,000 people.
Ayman Al Zawahiri was both a religious scholar and military leader.
He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday.
Mr Biden said Zawahiri had “carved a trail of murder and violence against American citizens”, adding, “Now justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more.”
Zawahiri took over al-Qaeda after the death of Osama Bin Laden in 2011. He and Bin Laden plotted the September 11 attack and possibly other incursions against the people of America.
He had been on the run ever since, and took over Al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan in 2011. The United States had placed a $25 million bounty on his head.