August 13, 2022

Ajman az-Zawahiri, Arabic. أيمن الظواهري (born June 19, 1951 in Cairo, died July 31, 2022 in Kabul) - Egyptian terrorist, head of Al-Qa'ida, successor of Usama ibn Ladin, of whom he was previously right-handed, a trained surgeon. He was the son of Mohammed Rabie az-Zawahiri, a pharmacologist and professor of chemistry. In 1974 he graduated from the medical faculty of Cairo University, specializing in surgery. In the 1960s, he joined the Muslim Brotherhood - the oldest Arab Islamist group. Former head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He became famous, among others thanks to speeches published on the Internet and broadcast by Al-Jazeera TV. In 1978, he married Azza Ahmed Nowari, with whom he had a son and five daughters. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, he was considered the number 2 terrorist in the world and the deputy chief of Al-Qa'ida. After the death of Al-Qa'ida's leader Usama ibn Ladin, Ajman az-Zawahiri was elected head of this organization on June 16, 2011. Az-Zawahiri was killed on July 31, 2022 at 3:48 CET in Kabul as a result of an attack by an American drone. Two Hellfire rockets were used to kill him, probably in the R9X variant, equipped with special blades instead of explosives. Family members who were visited by the terrorist did not suffer from the attack.