Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri’s death raises big questions – USA TODAY

  • Experts said the killing of al-Zawahri doesn’t validate Biden’s pullout from Afghanistan.
  • The former al-Qaida leader played a role in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • A number of potential successors could take his place.

Some of the most basic details have been disclosed about the U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri at sunrise Saturday in Kabul, the bustling capital of Afghanistan.

But as is always the case with major counterterrorism operations, it could be weeks, months or even years before we know the answers to some of the bigger questions involving the operation – including how much of an impact it will have in terms of making Americans safer.

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