Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Afghanistan By American Drone : Consider This from NPR Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al Qaeda, was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan over the weekend. For years, al-Zawahiri was Osama Bin Laden's deputy — and was known as the mastermind behind the 9-11 attacks.

NPR's Greg Myre and Diaa Hadid discuss the implications of al-Zawahiri's death for the U.S., Afghanistan, and America's decades-long war on terror.

This episode also features reporting from NPR's Steve Inskeep.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Al Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Afghanistan

Al Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Afghanistan

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Osama bin Laden (left) sits with his No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, for an interview that was published in November 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attacks. The U.S. says it killed al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday. (Photo by Visual News/Getty Images) Visual News/Getty Images hide caption

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Osama bin Laden (left) sits with his No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, for an interview that was published in November 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attacks. The U.S. says it killed al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday. (Photo by Visual News/Getty Images)

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Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al Qaeda, was killed by an American drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan over the weekend. For years, al-Zawahiri was Osama Bin Laden's deputy — and was known as the mastermind behind the 9-11 attacks.

NPR's Greg Myre and Diaa Hadid discuss the implications of al-Zawahiri's death for the U.S., Afghanistan, and America's decades-long war on terror.

This episode also features reporting from NPR's Steve Inskeep.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Noah Caldwell and Connor Donevan. It was edited by Hannah Bloch and Bridget Kelley. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.