Drone strike that killed al Qaeda chief took months of preparation

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August 2, 2022


Details of the planning that went into the U.S. operation to kill al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, a B.C. senior who can't find a doctor takes out a newspaper ad, and an Ontario woman gets a surprise about her family when she takes a DNA test.

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Months of planning

The U.S. operation that ended with the killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri took months of preparation.

Long-sought 'justice'

U.S. President Joe Biden says he hopes the killing of Ayman al-Zawahri delivers "one more measure of closure" to families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Griner's trial resumes

American basketball player Brittney Griner returns to court for her cannabis possession trial as the Biden administration faces public pressure to get her released.

'Urgent! Please?'

In a stark example of B.C. residents' desperation to find a family doctor, one senior recently placed a newspaper ad in search of someone to refill her husband's prescriptions.

Family surprise

After taking an ancestry DNA test to learn more about her father's side of the family, one Ontario woman was shocked to discover she also has a sister.


CTV News Senior Political Correspondent Glen McGregor looks back on the 'Freedom Convoy' demonstrations that paralyzed Ottawa for weeks.


Canada started the week with three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, including one won by Maude Charron of Sainte-Luce, Que.

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