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Risch on Killing of al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahri

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on the announcement that the U.S. government killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri:

 “The strike against al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri was the right move. The loss of a leader can be significant, but al-Qaeda is not out of the fight. Visibility on terror threats in Afghanistan remain greatly diminished after the Biden Administration’s hazardous withdrawal last year. Only through continued pressure will we keep al-Qaeda and the Islamic State Khorasan from threatening Americans.”