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Who was Ayman Al-Zawahiri?

Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the second leader of the Al-Qaeda Network, was born in 1951 in the city of Al-Maadi near Cairo.

نویسنده: Shir Ali Jafari
2 Aug 2022
Who was Ayman Al-Zawahiri?

His full name is “Ayman Muhammad Rabi Mustafa Abdul Karim Al-Zawahri” and his family resided in the village of Kofr al-Sheikh Al-Zawahiri in the city of Hehya in the province of “Al-Sharqiya” located in the north of Egypt. Ayman al-Zawahiri’s father, Muhammad Rabi al-Zawahri, was a pharmacist professor at the Medical Faculty in Ain Al-Shams University and he died in 1995.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was a doctor, joined the “Al-Jihad” organization in the late sixties before entering the Medical Faculty of Cairo University and graduated from this university in 1975.

He was imprisoned in Egypt for four years related to keeping a weapons warehouse and in the eighties he came to Afghanistan and met Osama bin Laden, the leader of the Al-Qaeda network. After getting to know Bin Laden, he joined Al-Qaeda network as his assistant and personal doctor.

Before Bin Laden was killed, he was the second person in command of the Al-Qaeda network and it is said that during the August 7, 1998 bombings in the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, the attack on the USS Cole warship, the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon, he played an effective role and was wanted internationally.

According to UN Security Council Resolution 1267, Ayman al-Zawahiri was blacklisted and sanctioned for being an effective member of al-Qaeda.

The US Department of State has set a $25 million reward for information leading to his arrest or death. Ayman al-Zawahiri became the leader of Al-Qaeda network in 2011 after Osama bin Laden was killed.

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