Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed by US forces over the weekend in Afghanistan. File photo: AP
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed by US forces over the weekend in Afghanistan. File photo: AP
Pakistan

US used Pakistani airspace for drone that killed al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri: analysts

  • Islamabad gave Washington permission and could have provided intelligence confirming whereabouts of the al-Qaeda leader, observers say
  • Operation was ‘probably conducted’ under agreement that kept Pakistani airspace open for US military flights to and from Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed by US forces over the weekend in Afghanistan. File photo: AP
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was killed by US forces over the weekend in Afghanistan. File photo: AP
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