Ayman al-Zawahiri Parents: Umayma Azzam, Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri

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.

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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.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri Parents: Umayma Azzam, Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri

Ayman al-Zawahiri was born on June 19, 1951, in Giza, Egypt to his parents Umayma Azzam and Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri.

In 2001, The New York Times described al-Zawahiri as coming from “a prosperous and prestigious family that gives him a pedigree grounded firmly in both religion and politics”.

The wealthy family is linked to the Harbi tribe in Zawahir, a small town in Saudi Arabia, located in the Badr.

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Al-Zawahiri’s parents both came from prosperous families. Al-Zawahiri’s father, Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri, came from a large family of doctors and scholars from Kafr Ash Sheikh Dhawahri, Sharqia Governorate, in which one of his grandfathers was Sheikh Muhammad al-Ahmadi al-Zawahiri (1887–1944) who was the 34th Grand Imam of al-Azhar.

Source: Kingaziz.com

Source: Kingaziz.com