After rumors of his death have spread widely, especially after the disappearance of any indications since last October that he was still alive, a new video clip of the leader of the terrorist organization “Al-Qaeda” Ayman al-Zawahiri appeared yesterday, Saturday. , in coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that terrorized the United States: around 3,000 people were killed in 2011.
In the one-hour video, which was posted by the organization’s accounts on social media, al-Zawahiri praised a January 1 car bomb attack in the Tal al-Saman area of Raqqa governorate in northeastern Syria, for which the al-Qaeda-affiliated “Guardians of Religion” claimed responsibility at the time.
He also called for “the enemy to be drained economically and militarily”, saying, “The current stage requires draining the enemy. in so that he cries and groans because of the economic and military bleeding, and one of the most important operations in this sense is Tal Al-Saman. “
Withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan
It also touched upon the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, which confirms the video is new, not to mention restoring Taliban control over Kabul.
Interestingly, Al-Zawahiri took over the leadership of Al-Qaeda in 2011 after the liquidation of Osama bin Laden at the hands of US special forces in his hideout. in Pakistan.
However, several reports have indicated in October and November he may have died of health reasons after suffering from the disease.
These suspicions have been heightened by the emergence of subsequent publications and recordings of the organization without revealing the truth about Al-Zawahiri’s situation.
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