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Al-Qaeda leader: Egyptian military waging war on Islam because of U.S.

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Friday said moderate Islamists in Egypt and Tunisia were in part responsible for their recent political setbacks, accusing them of having been too conciliatory. A 16-minute audiotape of Zawahiri released on jihadist forums focused on his native Egypt, where he said military-backed authorities were waging…

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for U.S. attacks and economic boycott

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a speech marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11, called for attacks on the United States and a boycott of the world’s largest economy. A summary and translated English excerpts of the roughly 72-minute address was made available by the SITE Intelligence Group. The speech was…

Egypt arrests brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for ‘backing Morsi’

Egyptian authorities have arrested Mohamed al-Zawahiri, brother of Al-Qaeda head Ayman al-Zawahiri, for supporting ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, a security source told AFP on Saturday. The brother was arrested in his home district of Giza, adjacent to the capital, the source said.…

Bin Laden successor making limited impact, say analysts

Four months after succeeding Osama bin Laden at the head of Al Qaeda, Ayman Al Zawahiri is spreading jihadist propaganda over the Internet but must mainly be preoccupied with his own survival, experts say. On June 16, six weeks after Al Qaeda founder bin Laden was killed in a US raid, 59-year-old Egyptian Zawahiri was…

Al-Qaeda releases 9/11 anniversary video: SITE

Al-Qaeda has released a video marking the anniversary of 9/11 which includes a message from its slain leader Osama bin Laden to the American people, monitoring group SITE Intelligence said Tuesday. SITE said the 62-minute video titled “The Dawn of Imminent Victory” also includes a speech by Al-Qaeda’s new chief…

Nation on alert after ‘credible’ 9/11 bomb threat

Heavily armed police were on alert in and around New York City Friday after US officials warned of a “credible” but unconfirmed bomb threat around the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “There is specific, credible but unconfirmed threat information,” the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday, as President Barack…

Al-Qaeda number two killed in Pakistan: US

Al-Qaeda’s number two Atiyah abd al-Rahman has been killed in Pakistan, the United States said, claiming another “tremendous” blow to the group following the death of Osama bin Laden. News of Rahman’s demise comes as the US gears up to mark the 10th anniversary of Al-Qaeda’s most spectacular attack, on…

U.S.: We will kill Zawahiri just like bin Laden

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States Thursday dismissed new Al-Qaeda supremo Ayman al-Zawahiri as a pale imitation of Osama bin Laden and warned the Egyptian to expect a similar fate to his slain predecessor. US officials painted the 59-year-old long-time number two as an “armchair general” with no combat experience,…

Al-Qaeda names Zawahiri to succeed bin Laden

DUBAI (AFP) – Al-Qaeda on Thursday named its second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri to succeed slain chief Osama bin Laden and vowed to relentlessly pursue its “jihad’ against the United States and Israel. “The general command of Al-Qaeda announces, after consultations, the appointment of Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri as head of…

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