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FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist al-Zawahiri Killed in Drone Strike in Afghanistan

Ayman al-Zawahiri, via FBI

The FBI’s most wanted al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, President Biden announced Monday night.  

Al-Zawahiri, 71, helped plan the 9/11 attack and led al-Qaida after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forced in 2011. 

“We make it clear again tonight that, that no matter how long it takes, no matter where you hide, if you are a threat to our people, the United States will find you and take you out,” Biden said.

Al-Zawahiri played key roles in plotting terrorist attacks since the 1990s. 

“To kill Americans and their allies — civilian and military — is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in every country in which it is possible to do it,” al-Zawahiri wrote in a 1998 manifesto.

Biden warned other terrorists that they could be next. 

“And to those around the world who continue to seek to harm the United States, hear me now: We will always remain vigilant and we will act and we will always do what is necessary to ensure the safety and security of Americans at home and around the globe,” Biden said.

The FBI updated its Most Wanted Terrorist poster with al-Zawahiri’s status: “Deceased.”

Gregory Nelsen Named Special Agent in Charge of FBI’s Cleveland Office

Special Agent in Charge Gregory Nelson

By Steve Neavling

Gregory D. Nelsen has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office. 

Before the appointment, Nelsen was a deputy assistant director of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division in West Virginia.  

Nelsen began working as a special agent for the FBI in 2001, when he was assigned to the Miami Field Office to investigate violent crime, drugs, gangs, and organized crime investigations. In 2006, he was promoted to supervisory special agent and moved to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

At WMDD, he was assigned to the CIA’s Counter Terrorist Center/WMD Iraq Unit. 

In 2008, Nelsen began training new agent trainees at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. 

In 2010, Nelsen became supervisor of human intelligence programs in the Buffalo Field Office in New York. He later supervised Buffalo’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. 

Nelsen moved to the Pittsburgh Field Office in 2016 and served as the assistant special agent in charge (ASAC) of the Criminal Branch and the Pennsylvania resident agencies. 

In 2017, he transitioned to ASAC over Pittsburgh’s cyber and intelligence programs. 

Nelsen became section chief of the CJIS Division’s National Threat Operations Section in 2019. 

In 2020, he was promoted to deputy assistant director of the CJIS Division’s Operational Programs Branch. 

Before joining the FBI, Nelsen was a police officer with the Virginia Beach Police Department in Virginia. He received a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.