Reportedly Dead, Al-Qaeda Boss Appears in 9/11 Memorial Video


WASHINGTON – Leader terrorist group international al-Qaeda , Ayman al Zawahiri, appears in a video released on the 20th anniversary terrorist attack 9/11. The 60-minute video was released by al-Qaeda’s official media, as-Sahab.

The documentary-style video released on Telegram is titled ‘Jerusalem will not be Judaized’ as quoted from India Today, Sunday (12/9/2021).

In the video, Ayman does not mention recent developments in Afghanistan or the return of the Taliban regime. Only once in the video is Afghanistan mentioned, when Ayman al-Zawahiri says that after 20 years of war, America is broken and destroyed and finally out of Afghanistan.

Ayman al-Zawahiri also recalled the 19 members of al-Qaeda who managed to “wound America’s heart with wounds that the US has never suffered before. Ayman also recalled and praised the many al-Qaeda terrorists who were killed in 2020.

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Before releasing the video, since September 11, as-Sahab started doing promos coming soon on several Telegram channels.

After that, an 852-page book written by Ayman al-Zawahiri was released on the Telegram channel, where he talks about the future of al-Qaeda. The book, believed to be written in April 2021, mentions Kashmiri jihadi Ilyas Kashmiri who was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan in 2011, and Maulana Asim Umar, the leader of al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, who was killed by Afghan forces in 2019 in the Indian subcontinent. Afghanistan.

The fact that Ayman al-Zawahiri did not mention the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan gets a separate note from Rita Katz, Director of the SITE Intelligence Group, a site that tracks the activities of extremist groups in cyberspace.

“There is renewed doubt that the 60-minute tape was recent because he did not mention the Taliban victory in Afghanistan,” Katz was quoted as saying. Sputnik.



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