Al-Qaeda leader's death ‘hasn’t solved anything’ says Nigel Farage 'extreme Islamic terrorism hasn't gone away’

Ayman al-Zawahiri, who plotted the 9/11 attacks alongside Osama Bin Laden, was killed in a drone strike organised by US forces

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Nigel Farage has said the death of an Al-Qaeda leader “hasn’t solved anything” because “the threat of extreme Islamic terrorism hasn't gone away”.

Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in Afghanistan, in a drone strike organised by US forces, Joe Biden has confirmed.

The terrorist plotted the 9/11 attacks alongside Osama Bin Laden and took over Al-Qaeda after his former boss was killed in a 2011 US operation.

During a debate on GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight on the death of al-Zawahiri, Dan asked Nigel: “How significant is that?”

Dan Wootton and Nigel Farage
Dan Wootton and Nigel Farage
Ayman al-Zawahiri took over from Osama Bin Laden in 2011
Ayman al-Zawahiri took over from Osama Bin Laden in 2011

To which Nigel responded by saying: “Not at all, it’s history, Al-Qaeda was yesterday’s organisation, it moved onto ISIS.

“Yes this guy as the Americans would say was a bad dude who was complicit in the most horrendous events on 9/11.

“Was he posing a threat today? I very much doubt it.

“Was it an act of retribution? Yes”

“Would it be seen my Americans as some form of justice? I Guess that it will but I’m not sure it’s going to give Joe Biden many plus marks when ISIS is still there and the threat of extreme Islamic terrorism hasn't gone away.

“So fine, an old score has been settled but it hasn’t solved anything in my view for the future.”

When confirming the news of al-Zawahiri’s death, Mr Biden said: "Now justice has been delivered and this terrorist leader is no more."