Ayman al-Zawahiri

Pakistan officials concerned about militants returning from Syria

Pakistan's counter-terrorism officials are concerned about the battle-hardened and well- trained militants returning from Syria and fear that they could launch major terrorist attacks in the country.

Jul 01, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
Pakistan's ISI protecting al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in Karachi: Report

Pakistan's ISI protecting al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri in Karachi: Report

This is for the first time in several years a news report has surfaced about the hiding location of Egyptian-born al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Apr 22, 2017, 15:20 PM IST

'US probing whether al Qaeda number two killed in Syria'

The US government is investigating whether al Qaeda's number two has been killed in Syria, an official said, amid reports of a US strike in or around Idlib.

Mar 01, 2017, 11:10 AM IST
Pakistan released al Qaeda chief's daughters for ex-Pak Army chief's son?

Pakistan released al Qaeda chief's daughters for ex-Pak Army chief's son?

In a tweet, a jihadist accused the Pakistan Army of detaining al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's daughters as part of its "infidel" war on the mujahideen.

Sep 03, 2016, 15:01 PM IST

Al Qaeda chief urges kidnappings of Westerners for prisoner swaps - SITE

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in an audio interview calling on fighters to take Western hostages and exchange them for jailed jihadists, the monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group said on Sunday.

Jul 25, 2016, 04:58 AM IST

Osama bin Laden's son threatens revenge for father's assassination: Monitor

The son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.

Jul 10, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

Al-Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri warns US not to execute Boston bomber, others

The US will suffer the "gravest consequences" if Boston marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev or any other Muslim prisoners are executed, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri warned in a video message circulated in social media on Friday.

Jul 01, 2016, 23:18 PM IST

Al-Qaeda wanted to swap PM's abducted son for Zawahiri's women

Pakistan's former premier Yusuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider Gilani claims to have been kidnapped by al-Qaeda to force the government to free some women family members of the terror group's chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Jun 28, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

Al Qaeda chief vows allegiance to new Taliban leader: SITE

The pledge came in a 14-minute audio message posted online, the US-based SITE Intelligence Group said.

Jun 11, 2016, 18:50 PM IST

My son is innocent, claims father of arrested al Qaeda operative

Father of a suspected al Qaeda operative, who was arrested recently in Delhi, has claimed that his is "innocent" and that the he would try to save his son.

Dec 18, 2015, 13:03 PM IST
Al-Qaeda is active in India, operative nabbed in Delhi

Al-Qaeda is active in India, operative nabbed in Delhi

Some media reports claimed that not one but two terror suspects have been nabbed.

Dec 16, 2015, 10:12 AM IST
Al Qaeda calls for lone wolf attacks on West

Al Qaeda calls for lone wolf attacks on West

Zawahiri hailed the past month's attacks by Palestinians against Israelis in Jerusalem. 

Nov 03, 2015, 10:38 AM IST
Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri declares war on Islamic State

Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri declares war on Islamic State

Setting to rest speculations about a possible tie-up between the two dread terrorist groups, al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri blasted ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and said that he was not the leader of all Muslims.

Sep 11, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Al Qaeda leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has pledged allegiance to the newly-appointed Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, the media reported on Thursday.

Aug 13, 2015, 19:56 PM IST
Al-Qaeda`s Zawahiri pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief

Al-Qaeda`s Zawahiri pledges allegiance to new Taliban chief

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri pledged the group`s allegiance to new Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in an audio recording released Thursday on jihadist websites.

Aug 13, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

Egypt court postpones verdict on Qaeda chief's brother

An Egyptian court postponed its verdict expected today in the trial of al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's brother and 66 others accused of forming a "terrorist group" to carry out attacks.

Aug 01, 2015, 21:58 PM IST

Turf war between IS, Taliban escalates in Afghanistan

 Islamic State militants have executed three fighters accused of defecting to the Taliban as a brutal turf war escalates between the rival organisations in Afghanistan.

Jun 19, 2015, 21:06 PM IST
Isolated al Qaeda chief losing recruits, funds to ISIS: Report

Isolated al Qaeda chief losing recruits, funds to ISIS: Report

Al Qaeda's reclusive chief Ayman al-Zawahiri is cut off from his top commanders and keeping the outfit afloat only through loyalty as the once world's most feared terror group is steadily losing recruits and funding sources to its splinter faction - the Islamic State.

Jun 11, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

Attempts by terror groups to carry out violence: Govt

Government on Tuesday said there are attempts by different terrorist and extremist groups to carry out violence in different parts of the country but it denied receiving any report on possible hijacking of aircraft.

Feb 24, 2015, 14:54 PM IST

Al Qaeda supporters in Yemen pledge allegiance to Islamic State: Group

 A group of Islamist fighters in Yemen renounced their loyalty to al Qaeda`s leader and pledged allegiance to the head of the Islamic State, according to a Twitter message retrieved by US-based monitoring group SITE.

Feb 11, 2015, 14:37 PM IST