The families of a group of 9/11 survivors have thanked US President Joe Biden for a CIA drone strike in Afghanistan that killed al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, saying it was their years-long battle. I am a “key step”. For justice and accountability.
9/11 Justice, a grassroots organization of survivors, first responders and family members of those who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, the death of a terrorist group leader. But expressing happiness, said that this step was especially meaningful. To the 9/11 community who continue their fight for justice.
The group, in a statement, urged Biden to stand with the 9/11 community and support all those who want justice for the victims of the 9/11 attacks that killed 2,977 people. Terry Strada, national chair of 9/11 Families United, expressed gratitude for the determination of intelligence agencies and the unwavering dedication of the U.S. military in the fight against terrorism.
“If we’re going to be serious about accountability, we have to hold everyone accountable,” Strada was quoted as saying by Fox News. Brad Blackman, a senior adviser to former President George W. Bush, whose nephew, a first responder, was killed in the attack, said: “It’s been a long day coming. If we had the chance, it should have happened a long time ago. “What really frustrates me is why does America always take action against terrorists when they are refugees in sovereign countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan in the case of (Osama) bin Laden? Why are these countries giving safe havens to these killers and terrorists,” Blackman said, expressing outrage at countries like Afghanistan and Pakistan for creating safe havens for such groups.
“So, while I thank America for taking such bold action, I am mad that these countries are harboring these terrible people,” he added. Commenting on al-Zawahiri’s death, Alice M. Greenwald, president and CEO of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, said the death of the terrorist organization’s leader is another in the continuing impact of the 9/11 tragedy on the world today. Added dimension.
Greenwald said the move underscores the need to educate younger generations about the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man – who was killed by the CIA in Pakistan in 2011 – was one of the masterminds behind the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
The 71-year-old had been serving as Al Qaeda’s leader since Laden’s death. Born in Egypt, al-Zawahiri grew up as a doctor and surgeon and was Laden’s personal physician. The leader, who had a US$25 million bounty on his head, fled Egypt to Peshawar in the 1980s after being jailed twice as a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad for plotting to overthrow the Egyptian government.
He was a key al-Qaeda member who turned the guns of the jihadist movement to target America.
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