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With Al Qaeda Down But Not Out, Killing Zawahiri Is Symbolic

With Al Qaeda Down But Not Out, Killing Zawahiri Is Symbolic

Update: 2022-08-02
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President Joe Biden was not wrong when he declared that “justice has been served” with the killing of Al Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri in a US drone strike.

The problem is that’s only half of the truth; the other half is that Mr. Zawahiri was more a has-been than a power to be reckoned with on the jihadist totem pole. In death, he may have scored his most significant achievement since becoming head of Al Qaeda as the symbol of the failure of decades of war in Afghanistan.

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With Al Qaeda Down But Not Out, Killing Zawahiri Is Symbolic

With Al Qaeda Down But Not Out, Killing Zawahiri Is Symbolic

James M. Dorsey