ホワイトハウスは、アル・ザワーリのストライキに先立ってアドバイザーと寄り添うバイデンの画像を公開

写真は7月撮影 1 in the buildup to the U.S.-led counterterrorism operation in 受け入れ, アフガニスタン, 週末に明らかになった.

“この会議で, the President was briefed on the proposed operation and shown a model of the safe house where Al-Zawahri was hiding,” the White House said in a statement.

The 71-year-old al Qaeda leader had ruled the terrorist organization since the death of Usama bin Laden in July 2011.

ZAWAHIRI’S KABUL DEATH RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT AL QAEDA PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN AFTER US LEFT IT TO THE TALIBAN

President Joe Biden is shown here on July 1 during a meeting "to discuss the counterterrorism operation to take out Ayman al-Zawahri," ホワイトハウスは言う.

President Joe Biden is shown here on July 1 during a meetingto discuss the counterterrorism operation to take out Ayman al-Zawahri,” ホワイトハウスは言う. (ホワイトハウス)

A one-time surgeon, Zawahiri was known by U.S. intelligence as a terrorist mastermind for helping plot the Sept. 11, 2001, テロ攻撃.

WHO IS AYMAN AL-ZAWAHIRI? AL QAEDA LEADER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

Usama bin Laden and al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahri sitting side by side

Usama bin Laden and al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahri sitting side by side (Hamid Mir/Editor/Ausaf Newspaper for Daily Dawn/Handout via Reuters/File Photo)

We make it clear again tonight that no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and take you out,” said President Biden.

Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahri speaks on the 11th anniversary of Usama bin Laden's death.

Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al Zawahri speaks on the 11th anniversary of Usama bin Laden’s death. (AP Photo/Mazhar Ali Khan, ファイル)

The drone strike was the first one publicly acknowledged by the White House since U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan last year. The withdrawal saw the U.S. abandon billions in military equipment, air bases, and prisons crammed with enemy combatants to the Taliban.

Fox News’ Haris Alic contributed to this report.

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