Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri was an Egyptian-born physician and theologian who was the leader of the terrorist group al-Qaeda from June 2011 until his death in July 2022.
Following Osama bin Laden death, he succeeded him and was earlier a senior member of Islamist organizations which orchestrated attacks in Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe.
He called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners in Muslim countries in 2012.
The U.S. State Department offered a $25 million reward for information or intelligence leading to Ayman al-Zawahiri’s capture after the September 11 attacks.
He was put under worldwide sanctions in 1999 by the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee as a member of al-Qaeda.
Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in Kabul by a US drone strike on July 31, 2022. He was 71 years.
Ayman al-Zawahiri Nationality
He was Egyptian.
Ayman al-Zawahiri Wife
Azza Ahmed was the wife of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The couple got married in 1978 until the death of Azza Ahmed in 2001.
Ayman al-Zawahiri Children
Ayman al-Zawahiri together with his wife Azza Ahmed had seven children; Umayma Al-Zawahiri, Fatima Al-Zawahiri, Nawwar Al-Zawahiri, Aisha Al-Zawahiri, Khadiga Al-Zawahiri, Mohammed Al-Zawahiri, Nabila Al-Zawahiri.
Ayman al-Zawahiri Parents
Ayman al-Zawahiri was born on June 19, 1951, in Giza, Egypt to his parents Umayma Azzam and Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri.
Ayman al-Zawahiri Siblings
Muhammad al-Zawahiri, Hussein al-Zawahiri, and Heba Mohamed al-Zawahiri are the siblings of the late Ayman al-Zawahiri