Ayman al-Zawahri, presumed dead in late 2020, appeared this Saturday in a video released to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11. References recent attacks and calls for a new war.
Ayman al-Zawahri, the man who replaced Osama bin Laden in the leadership of al-Qaeda and who last November was presumed dead for “natural causes” in Afghanistan, appeared this Saturday in a video of about an hour, released to mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th.
In the video, titled “Jerusalem Will Never Be Judaized,” al-Zawahri called for a war in which “the whole world will be a battleground” and praised a series of attacks by the terrorist organization, including the one perpetrated in January this year against Russian military personnel in the city. Syria from Raqqa reported the Associated Press.
According to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the websites of jihadist groups and was responsible for the publication of this new video by As-Sahab Media, the official Al-Qaeda channel, this will be unequivocal proof that Ayman al -Zawahri didn’t die in 2020 — which doesn’t mean he stays alive either, he made a point of telling his director Rita Katz on Twitter; it just means that it was in January since this year.
Throughout the 61 minutes and 37 seconds of the video, al-Zawahri also makes reference to the departure of American troops from Afghanistan, after 20 years of war.
“However, Zawahiri doesn’t mention the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, and his talk about the US exit from Afghanistan could have been made as early as February 2020 after the Doha Agreement. Therefore, he may still be dead, although, if so, he must have died during or after January 2021”, concludes the director of the SITE Intelligence Group.
Source: SITE Intelligence Group