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The Hunt: The terrorism threat after the killing of al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

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FILE – In this file image from television transmitted by the Arab news channel Al-Jazeera on Jan. 30, 2006, al-Qaida's then deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri gestures while addressing the camera. Al-Zawahri, the top al-Qaida leader, was killed by the U.S. over the weekend in Afghanistan. President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak about the operation on Monday night, Aug. 1, 2022, from the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Al-Jazeera, File)

The leader of al-Qaida, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a U.S. drone strike late last month in Afghanistan.

In this week’s episode of “The Hunt” with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA operative who now represents Virginia’s 7th District, says the U.S. now faces a “dispersed risk” of terrorism.


August 11, 2022 | (Jack Pointer)

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