Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, who took over leadership of the terrorist organization after the death of Osama bin Laden, has appeared in a video released on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Zawahiri was believed to be dead, but referenced events that took place after he was said to have been killed.
”Amid rumors of his death, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri shown in a new 60-minute video, this time offering some evidence that he is not dead – particularly, reference to events after December when rumors of death surfaced,” US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks jihadist groups online, director Rita Katz tweeted.
17) Amid rumors of his death, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri shown in new 60-minute video, this time offering some evidence that he is not dead–particularly, reference to events after December, when rumors of death surfaced. (A speech from March offered no such proof) pic.twitter.com/IXpz6wIZvh
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) September 11, 2021