CNN’s Jeremy Diamond reports on new details released by the White House about the Drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief was killed by US strike
By Paul P. Murphy
CNN has identified the house in Kabul, Afghanistan — a so-called “poppy palace” surrounded by the homes of druglords and warmongers — that was hit by a Hellfire missile drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The identification was made by geolocating and verifying the authenticity of three photos circulating on social media since Sunday, in additional to utilizing archival, high-resolution satellite imagery.
Zawahiri was on the balcony when the strike took place, US President Joe Biden said in a Monday evening address. CNN has reached out to the National Security Council for comment on the identification of the house but did not immediately receive a response.
The house, located in the Sherpur neighborhood of the Afghan capital, is surrounded by several houses and buildings to its north, south and west. Directly east of the house sits Omaid High School.