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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

On September 11 anniversary, Al-Qaeda leader urges attacks against the West

Cairo: Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called for attacks against Israel and its allies around the world, in a recording released on the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.Credit:The Age

“My Mujahid brothers in Palestine and in the rest of the Muslim Ummah (nation)! The interests of Israel and its American, British, French, Russian and European allies are spread all over the world,” Al-Zawahiri said in a video recording aired on Wednesday by al-Qaeda media arm As-Sahab.

He added that Israel and its allies were “suffocating jihad” in the Palestinian territory.

“So just as they conspire and join forces against us everywhere, we must chase them down everywhere at a time and place of our choosing. Be inventive and creative in your methods,” he added.