UPDATED 8:42 AM PT – Monday, September 13, 2021
The leader of terror-group Al Qaeda, who was believed to be dead, appeared to makes an unlikely appearance in a new propaganda video. The video shows Ayman al-Zawahiri celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In his statement, the terrorist leader took responsibility for a recent attack on Russian troops in Syria and also vowed to take Jerusalem from Israel. He stated, “Jerusalem will never be judaized.”
According to the SITE Intelligence Group, an American non-governmental organization that tracks online activity of jihadist organizations, al-Zawahri mentioned the Afghanistan withdrawal by the U.S.
17) Amid rumors of his death, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri shown in new 60-minute video, this time offering some evidence that he is not dead–particularly, reference to events after December, when rumors of death surfaced. (A speech from March offered no such proof) pic.twitter.com/IXpz6wIZvh
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) September 11, 2021
Al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama Bin Laden as the head of Al Qaeda in 2011, but he was believed to have died last year. However, the new video seemingly shows the terrorist plotting new attacks against the West just weeks after Joe Biden’s Afghan fiasco.