Al-Qaeda chief appears in video praising his group on 9/11 anniversary, despite claims of him being dead

Al-Qaeda chief appears in video praising his group on 9/11 anniversary, despite claims of him being dead



Ayman al-Zawahri, Al-Qaeda chief appeared in a video released on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 despite claims of him being dead.



As the world commemorated the lives of the 3,000 people killed in the atrocious 2001 terrorist attack in the US, al-Zawahri, successor to Islamist extremist and mastermind of the sickening attack Osama Bin Laden, surfaced in a chilling newly-released video praising his group.



SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist websites, said the video was released Saturday September 11, "countering" claims of al-Zawahri dying from an illness in November 2020.



In the 60 seconds video released over the weekend, he praised Al-Qaeda militants for a raid on Russian forces in Syria, which happened in January.



SITE director, Rita Katz analysed the video saying;




"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.Latest Post
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