Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, U.S. media outlets reported on Monday, citing officials.
Al-Zawahiri was appointed in June 2011 to succeed Osama bin Laden as the leader of al-Qaeda, one month after bin Laden was shot and killed by U.S. forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
(With input from Xinhua)
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