Ayman al-Zawahiri

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri resides between Afghanistan, Pakistan, claims UN report

The 18 member states report says that large numbers of Al-Qaeda fighters and other foreign extremist elements aligned with the Taliban are located in various parts of Afghanistan.

Jun 07, 2021, 15:54 PM IST

Al Qaeda chief urges Muslims to attack US, Europe, Israel, Russia during 9/11 anniversary speech

Al-Zawahiri became al-Qaeda chief following the 2011 killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, by US commandos.

Sep 12, 2019, 06:32 AM IST

India dismisses terrorist Ayman al-Zawahiri's threat, says forces capable of maintaining national security

In a video, al-Zawahiri had told "Mujahideen in Kashmir" to inflict "unrelenting blows" on the Army and state government in a message released by the outfit's media wing, as per the Foundation for Defence of Democracies` (FDD) Long War Journal. 

Jul 11, 2019, 19:04 PM IST

Terrorist Zawahiri calls for 'unrelenting blows on Indian Army', says Pakistanis not trustworthy

Zawahiri also brought to light Pakistan`s involvement in fuelling cross-border terrorism in Kashmir.

Jul 10, 2019, 15:19 PM IST

United Nations updates terror list, 139 Pakistan entries highlight grim view

Islamabad's image in the eyes of the world once again suffered a thorough beating when the United Nations included 139 Pakistan entries in its latest and consolidated terror list.

Apr 04, 2018, 13:45 PM IST

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

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?

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

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

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

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