The US military lived in the house where AlZawahiri was killed

The US military lived in the house where AlZawahiri was killed

The terrorist’s hideout: four floors, eight rooms and a balcony (Credit: Twitter/Reproduction)

On July 31, 48yearold US war veteran Dan Smock received initial reports that a drone strike had been carried out in Kabul hours earlier. “I lived in the capital of Afghanistan between 2012 and 2014. I’ve worked in international development and assisted the US government in its recovery efforts,” he told the Courier. He saw aerial photos of the scene of the accident via Twitter and realized the target was the mansion that served as his home for three years, on Sher Ali Khan Street, in the exclusive central district of Sherpur, just a few blocks from the US Embassy in United. “I was screaming, ‘Is this my house? What the hell is that?'” he said. “I was very shocked to find out who had been killed there.”

None other than Ayman AlZawahiri, leader of the alQaeda terror network, lieutenant of Osama bin Laden and one of the masterminds of the September 11, 2001 attacks. , in Brasília), the extremist appeared on the balcony of the house and was attacked by two Surprised Hellfire missiles fired from a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone. The laserguided airtosurface missile would have been the R9X model, with no warhead and six sharp blades that spin rapidly, smashing the target.

“I was very shocked to learn that AlZawahiri was executed on the same porch where I sat every morning to enjoy the view. I used to enjoy this part of the house with friends,” said Smock, who now lives in Texas. “As a veteran who served during the war on terror, and the fact that this guy was responsible for all of that, I had an odd feeling.” Also according to the former tenant of the home, which AlZawahiri has owned since the beginning of the year Served as a hideout, the mansion has four floors and eight rooms and is situated in a densely populated area, but set up next to a large open area. “Somebody had to know for sure he was there,” he added.

In conversation with post, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen — head of the Taliban’s political bureau in Doha, Qatar, and former spokesman for the Islamic fundamentalist group that governs Afghanistan — assured that the faction is investigating the attack on alZawahiri and tried to hide itself from the fact distance. “We pledge not to allow anyone, individual or group, to use the soil of Afghanistan against any other country. It’s a policy and a clear message to everyone,” he warned.

For Smock, the death of alZawahiri is not the end of alQaeda. “I don’t think it necessarily breaks the backbone of the network. There is always someone who steps forward and directs such organizations. In any case, his execution will allow the US to ease some restrictions on funds that Afghans desperately need.”