Al-Qaida Chief Appears In 9/11 Video Amid Rumors He Is Dead

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The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released Saturday. In it, al-Zawahri said that "Jerusalem Will Never be Judaized," and praised al-Qaida attacks including one that targeted Russian troops in Syria in January.
Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri appeared in a new video marking the 20th anniversary of the Sept 11, attacks, months after rumors spread that he was dead.



SITE said al-Zawahri also noted the US military's withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. It added that his comments do not necessarily indicate a recent recording, as the withdrawal agreement with the Taliban was signed in February 2020.

Al-Zawahri made no mention of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan and the capital Kabul last month, SITE added. But he did mention a Jan. 1, attack…
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