No, Ayman al-Zawahiri is not alive. Ayman is dead.

Al-Zawahiri was killed at age 71 on July 31, 2022. He was killed by a drone strike conducted by the U.S.  Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

In a report, the senior administration official of the agency said that “over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan. The operation was successful with no civilian casualties.”

President Joe Biden announced at the White House that the U.S. Intelligence Community had located Zawahiri as he moved into downtown Kabul in early 2022 and had authorized the operation a week prior. He also stated that the operation incurred no civilian casualties nor had it harmed any members of Zawahiri’s family.

Ayman al-Zawahiri was an Egyptian-born physician, theologian, and terrorist. He became the leader of al-Qaeda in June 2011 succeeding Osama bin Laden.

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