Implications of al-Zawahiri’s Killing for al-Qaida and Taliban
By Abdul Basit
The Taliban regime’s efforts to get international diplomatic recognition and unfreeze Afghan assets worth $3.5 billion with the U.S. will hit a dead end.
Did Pakistan Help the US Take Out al-Zawahiri?
By Umair Jamal
If it did, Pakistan could see an improvement in its economic situation and relations with Washington.
US Strike Shows Afghanistan Still Terror Base
By Aamer Madhani, Zeke Miller, Nomaan Merchant, and Lolita C. Baldor
That al-Qaida chief al-Zawahiri was living in Kabul and not in rural Afghanistan shows the extent of protection he enjoyed from the Taliban regime.
US Strikes Down al-Qaida Leader in Heart of Kabul
By Catherine Putz
It’s difficult to believe that the Taliban were unaware of al-Zawahiri living in a safe house in the middle of Kabul.
Al-Zawahri Killed in US Drone Strike in Afghanistan
By Lee Keath
The al-Qaida chief’s elimination is likely to cause greater disarray within the group than did Osama bin Laden's death since it is far less clear who his successor will be.
Al-Qaida Leader Circulates Video; Dispels Rumor of His Death
By Kathy Gannon
Rumors of the death of Ayman al-Zawahri have persistently circulated, but a new video appears to dispel those rumors.
Al-Qaeda's Leader Pledges Allegiance to Mullah Mansour
By Ankit Panda
The leader of al-Qaeda has pledged his allegiance to Mullah Omar's chosen successor, Mullah Mansour.
Al-Qaeda Declares War on China, Too
By Zachary Keck
Al-Qaeda has joined the Islamic State in calling for jihad against China for its Uyghur policies.
The Jihadist Popularity Contest
By Schuyler Moore
The battle of ideology and allegiance between Islamic State and al-Qaeda is changing the face of jihad in Asia and the world.
The Real Reason al-Qaeda Is Establishing an India Branch
By Jordan Olmstead
The terrorist outfit looks to be playing a long game.