August 19, 2022
Ayman Mohammed Rabi Az-Zawahiri (Arabic: أيمن محمد ربيع الظواهري, English: Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri; Born 19 June 1951 – 31 July 2022) is an Egyptian Islamic theologian. who is currently the leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist group Before that, he was the second and last "emir" of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. He inherited the title of Emir from Abbad al-Sumar when he was sentenced to life in prison by Egyptian authorities. Assawahiri's wife and three of their six children were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan by the US military in late 2001, following the September 11, 2001, bombings. In May 2011, he was presumed head on behalf of al-Qaeda following the death of Osama bin Laden, a report confirmed by the command's press release. Al Qaeda on June 16 After the September 11 attacks, the US State Department offered a $25 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of Assawahiri Asso. Wahiri was reported to be a certified surgeon. When his organization was merged with bin Laden's al-Qaeda group, he became bin Laden's personal advisor and physician. Launched in 1986, Assawahiri shows a deep and intense insight into Islamic theology and Islamic history. He can speak Arabic, English and French. Assawahiri was sanctioned worldwide in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1267 for being a member of or affiliated with Al Qaeda in 1998.