Who is Ayman al-Zawahri? Master strategist for al-Qaida was Osama bin Laden’s mentor, then successor

Written by on August 1, 2022

WASHINGTON – Ayman al-Zawahri, the highest al-Qaida chief killed by a U.S. strike in Afghanistan over the weekend, began out as Osama bin Laden’s mentor and took over for him after bin Laden’s 2011 dying.

Whereas bin Laden was the general public face, founder and a boss of the board-like determine of al-Qaida, al-Zawahri operated extra as a CEO of the group. That included taking part in a administration function in a few of its most audacious plots, together with the coordinated assaults on New York and Washington that killed almost 3,000 folks on Sept. 11, 2001.


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