Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri, who was presumed lifeless, has launched a video message on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 assaults.
The SITE Intelligence Group that screens militants’ web sites stated the video was launched on Saturday.
In it, al-Zawahri stated that “Jerusalem won’t ever be Judaised”, and praised al Qaeda assaults together with one which focused Russian troops in Syria in January, reported Related Press.
SITE stated al-Zawahri additionally famous the US army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict.
It added that his feedback don’t essentially point out a latest recording, because the withdrawal settlement with the Taliban was signed in February 2020.
Al-Zawahri made no point out of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and the capital Kabul final month, SITE added.
However he did point out a Jan 1, assault that focused Russian troops on the sting of the northern Syrian metropolis of Raqqa.
Rumours have unfold since late 2020 that al-Zawahri had died from sickness. Since then, no video or proof of life surfaced, till Saturday.
“He might nonetheless be lifeless, although if that’s the case, it might have been sooner or later in or after Jan 2021,” tweeted Rita Katz, SITE’s director.