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Drone that hit Ayman al Zawahiri likely flew from Kyrgyzstan: Reports

The US drone that killed Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahri on July 31 in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul was possibly launched from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan, according to reports.

According to Dawn, the attack was launched from Ganci Airbase, a US transit facility at Manas in northern Kyrgyzstan.

Ganci is a former American military base in Kyrgyzstan, near the Bishkek international airport, according to the US Department of Defence as cited by Dawn.

It was operated by the US Air Force, which handed it over to the Kyrgyz military in June 2014.

However, the US administration did not comment on over the exact location of where the drone take-off from and what route it used.

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