Ayman al-Zawahiri: How US strike might kill al-Qaeda chief – however not his household

In 2017, one other al-Qaeda chief and one in every of Zawahiri’s deputies, Abu Khayr Al-Masri, was reportedly killed with an R9X Hellfire in Syria. Pictures of his automobile taken after the strike confirmed that the missile had reduce a gap within the roof and shredded its occupants, however with out indicators of an explosion or any additional destruction to the automobile.