US President Joe Biden announced on Monday that al-Zawahiri, who took over the reins of al-Qaida, immediately after the killing of Osama bin Laden 11 many years in the past, was killed in an American drone strike carried out Saturday evening (New York time) at a house in Kabul.
The 30th report of the Analytical Assistance and Sanctions Monitoring Group submitted pursuant to resolution 2610 (2021) regarding ISIL (Da’esh), al-Qaida and connected men and women and entities, released past month experienced stated that the terror group’s leadership reportedly plays an advisory part with the Taliban, and the groups continue to be near.
It mentioned al-Zawahiri experienced improved outreach to al-Qaida supporters with a range of movie and audio messages, “including his own assertion promising that al-Qaida was outfitted to contend with ISIL, in a bid to be recognised yet again as the chief of a world-wide movement.”
The 13th report of the Analytical Aid and Sanctions Monitoring Staff submitted pursuant to resolution 2611 (2021) concerning the Taliban and other connected people and entities constituting a menace to the peace stability and security of Afghanistan, released in Could experienced mentioned that the core al-Qaida management underneath al-Zawahiri is claimed to stay in Afghanistan, additional specifically, the eastern area from Zabul Province north towards Kunar and alongside the border with Pakistan.
It mentioned considering the fact that August 2021, al-Zawahiri had appeared in 8 video clips.
Alluding to the hijab row in India, the report experienced reported that in the most new these video clip of al-Zawahiri, introduced on April 5, by al-Qaida’s As-Sahab Media Foundation, al-Zawahiri “references the defiance of an Indian Muslim feminine in entrance of guys protesting the hijab, an party that went viral in early February 2022.”
“The movie supplied the first conclusive present-day evidence of everyday living for al-Zawahiri in new decades. The speed of current communications indicates that he may be in a position to lead much more proficiently than was feasible in advance of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan,” it said.
The ‘Twelfth report of the Analytical Aid and Sanctions Checking Crew submitted pursuant to resolution 2557 (2020) relating to the Taliban and other connected people and entities constituting a danger to the peace, steadiness and safety of Afghanistan’, unveiled previous yr in June experienced said that “a substantial component of the al-Qaida leadership resided in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border region, like the group’s chief al-Zawahiri, who is likely alive but much too frail to be showcased in propaganda.”
The report experienced mentioned that the al-Qaida chief “is believed to be positioned somewhere in the border area of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Preceding reviews of his dying owing to unwell overall health have not been confirmed. One Member Point out stories that he is in all probability alive but also frail to be highlighted in propaganda.”