Ayman al-Zawahri the leader of al Qaeda killed by American forces in Afghanistan

Ayman al-Zawahri, the leader of al Qaeda, was killed by American forces in Afghanistan during a “successful” counterterrorism operation, according to President Biden on Monday.

According to a report by Fox News, this eliminates the terrorist from combat “once and for all” and hinders the terror network’s ability to continue its operations.

In a “precise counterterrorism operation” on July 30 at 9:48 p.m. ET and 6:18 a.m. Kabul time, the U.S. government killed Zawahri, who assisted Usama bin Laden during the 9/11 attacks and took over as the terrorist’s leader in 2011 after bin Laden’s death.

In a speech to the American people on Monday night, Biden declared that “justice has been delivered” and issued a warning to those who would to damage the United States.

The president stated that Zawahri “coordinated al Qaeda’s branches all around the world” since bin Laden’s death in 2011, including “setting priorities for providing operational guidance that call for and inspire attacks against U.S. targets.”

The president said Zawahri spent time in recent weeks making videos where he called for his followers “to attack the United States and our allies.”

“Now, justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more,” the president said. “People around the world no longer need to fear the vicious and determined killer.

“The United States continues to demonstrate our resolve and our capacity to defend the American people against those who seek to do us harm,” Biden continued. “We make it clear again tonight that, no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and take you out.”

The president explained that he “authorized a precision strike that would remove [Zawahri] from the battlefield once and for all.”