May 26, 2020 | 6:23 PM IST
Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri

Al-Qaeda’s Zawahiri tells Jihadis to destroy American military

On the 18th anniversary of September 11 terror attack which claimed nearly 3000 lives, al-Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video urging Muslims to destroy western nations including America, Europe, Israel, and Russia. Zawahiri was Osama bin Laden’s deputy and one of the key conspirators of 9/11 attacks.
The video was floated by As-Sahab media foundation and tracked by America’s Search for International Terrorist Entities Intelligence (SITE), an agency that keeps an account of online activities of terrorist organizations.

In the 33.28 minute video, Zawahiri said, “If you want Jihaad you must target the military of the West. The Americans are ‘kafirs’ and corrupt and spread from east to west. Islamic nations are filled with American military bases and we must find them and kill them all.”
Zawahiri came down heavily on Jihadis who backtracked and reformed in prison and repented for innocent deaths of 9/11 attack. Further threatening US President Donald Trump Zawahiri said, “If anyone dares to strike our land, we will respond with a full measure of American power and iron will of the American spirit and that spirit is unbreakable.”

It may be noted that on Wednesday, a rocket exploded outside Afghanistan’s US embassy.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the US military are still trying to trace Zawahiri who is believed to be hiding in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. 

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