The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) displayed the replica of Ayman al-Zawahiri’s hideout in the CIA museum, which was used to plan the US drone operation that killed the Al-Qaeda supremo last month.
Inside the CIA’s Virginia headquarters is the organization’s museum, which has a scale replica of the five-story house with white walls and three partially covered balconies where the al-Qaeda chief was killed.
The museum is only open to guests and staff of the agency; it is not open to the public. As part of a larger initiative to highlight the agency’s history and accomplishments, the CIA reportedly permitted journalists to tour the museum, which had recently been renovated in time for the CIA’s 75th anniversary.
Nearly a year after the US withdrew from Afghanistan, concluding a two-decade conflict in which the CIA played a key part; Al-Zawahiri was killed using the unique scale model of his residence in Kabul.
Two Hellfire missiles launched from a CIA drone killed the al-Qaeda leader while causing very little damage elsewhere to prevent non-combatant fatalities.
The group has not yet been successful in finding Ayman al-Zawahiri’s body according to a Taliban official, after stating that the group did not have the knowledge of the al-Qaeda chief’s stay in Kabul.