US drone launched from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan?


There are media reports that US drone that killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul was launched from an airbase in Kyrgyzstan. Media reports claimed that the attack was carried out from Gansi Airbase, a US transit facility in the Manas region of northern Kyrgyzstan. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Gansi is a former U.S. military base near Bishkek International Airport in Kyrgyzstan, which was operated by the U.S. Air Force and handed over to the Kyrgyz military in June 2014. However, the US administration is still refusing to say where the drone took off from and which route it took and on the other hand no official response from Krygyz.
Krygyz embassy source denied and said there is no place in Kyrgyzstan which can be used for such purposes , base is closed since 8 years and there are no US soldiers in Krygyz. Responding to a question , Foreign Office Spokesman Asim Iftikhar says that there is no evidence that Pakistani airspace was used for the US drone attack on Ayman al-Zawahiri in Afghanistan, it is a propaganda. In the weekly briefing Asim Iftikhar said that Pakistan stands by international laws and UN resolutions on the issue of counter-terrorism. The report also noted that the U.S. used drone-launched Helifires air-to-surface missiles that have been part of U.S. counterterrorism operations overseas for decades since the September 11, 2001, attacks.