What subsequent for al-Qaida after the killing of al-Zawahiri? – podcast

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Final week, President Joe Biden confirmed the US had killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the chief of al-Qaida, in a drone strike within the coronary heart of Kabul.

Emma Graham Harrison, a senior worldwide affairs correspondent, studies from Afghanistan, explaining to Michael Safi the implications the killing might have for the Taliban – and the suggestion that it could have been defending Zawahiri within the first place.

Jason Burke, Africa correspondent and writer of a number of books on al-Qaida, charts the rise and fall of Zawahiri, and considers the course the terrorist group might take after his dying.

Might this be the top of the decades-long relationship between the Taliban and al-Qaida?



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