Features of the R9X Hellfire missile, which killed Al Zawahiri in the attack – R9X Missile To Kill Al Qaeda Chief Al Qaida al Zawahiri

Highlights

  • Zawahiri took over as the head of al-Qaeda after bin Laden’s death.

  • The infamous R9X Hellfire missile, known as the Ninja Missile, is used for precision strikes.

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan. Al-Zawahiri was a conspirator of the 9/11 terror attacks and took over as the head of al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

What did the US President say about this attack?

After this attack, US President Joe Biden said, ‘Justice has been done, no matter how long it takes, wherever you hide, America will not leave you if you have become a threat to the common people. Will find you from anywhere. Biden said Zawahiri’s family members were not harmed in this precise attack. Also, no civilian was hurt.

The infamous R9X Hellfire missile

There is speculation that the United States has used the Hellfire R9X in this attack. It is a warhead-less missile, which strikes even the smallest targets with great accuracy. It is recognized for hitting the target accurately. This Hellfire missile does not explode, rather it emits knife-like blades which are so targeted that they do not even give a chance to the terrorists to hide. It can locate the target using its inbuilt sensor and radar. This weapon is rarely used. Especially when a terrorist leader is identified.

Ninja missiles built during Barack Obama’s tenure

The infamous R9X Hellfire missile, known as the Ninja Missile, is used for precision strikes. This missile was developed in America during the tenure of Barack Obama. Hellfire R9X first came into existence in 2017. When the US killed senior al-Qaeda leader Abu al-Khair al-Masri. The specialty of this missile is that it kills the terrorists without any explosion, thereby reducing the loss of life. The blades in it can also cut buildings or car roofs. This missile is also called ninja bomb.

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