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Pro-AQ English Media Group Issues Bulletins 6 and 7, Quotes from Leaders on Pledge to Zawahiri and Sanctity of Muslim Blood

The pro- al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” published issues six and seven of its bulletin, quoting from AQ leaders on the sanctity of Muslim blood and pledging to Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Promotes Unity of Muslims Against Unified Enemy in Audio Speech

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri promoted the unity of Muslims regardless of nationality in an audio speech rallying them to oppose a unified enemy.

Friday, 09 June 2017
AQ Leader Zawahiri Declares Syrian Jihad an Issue Concerning All Muslims, Calls to Reject Nationalist Sentiment

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed fighters in Syria, urging them to reject nationalist sentiment and wage a protracted guerrilla war against the Syrian regime, and called on Muslims the world over to support their brethren in the country.

Sunday, 23 April 2017
Zawahiri Rejects IS Accusations, Restates AQ Mission, Calls Attacks on U.S. “Top Priority”

Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a speech reiterating his defense of the accusations from the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, regarding his position on Shi’ites, Muhammad Morsi, and other issues, categorizing attacks on America and its allies as a “top priority,” and restating the mission of AQ.

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Calls Muslims to Fight on 15th Anniversary of 9/11, Blacks to Enter Islam

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri spoke in a speech to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, calling on Muslims to fight, and noting racial discord in the U.S., urging blacks to enter Islam.

Friday, 09 September 2016
Zawahiri Calls Fighters to Unite, Attacks IS for Creating and Maintaining Division

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri stressed a "dire need" for fighters to unite, especially in Syria, and attacked the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, for creating and maintaining division between the factions and ranks.

Monday, 29 August 2016
Zawahiri Urges Sunnis in Iraq to Mount Long-Term Guerilla War Against "New Safavid-Crusader Occupation"

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Sunni fighters in Iraq to reorganize their ranks and mount a long-term guerilla war against what he called the "Safavid-Crusader occupation".

Thursday, 25 August 2016
Zawahiri Calls on Fighters to Rally Around Afghan Taliban, Reject IS

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a speech calling on fighters to rally around the Afghan Taliban and reject the Islamic State (IS) and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Sunday, 21 August 2016
Zawahiri Draws Lessons from Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Urges Muslims Adhere to Islamic Principles

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri launched a new speech series, and in the first episode, drew lessons from the perceived failure of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to urge Muslims to adhere to Islamic principles. The 12 minute, 23 second video was produced by al-Qaeda's as-Sahab Media Foundation, and was posted on Telegram on August 13, 2016. The series is called "Brief Messages to a Victorious Ummah," and the first episode is titled, "Who Protects the Mus'haf [Qur'an]?". Zawahiri prefaced this episode by saying that it will provide a "brief overview," where the viewer can take a lesson from the Arab Spring and its "failure" in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, and added: "I will tell you the story of what happened in Egypt, because it represents the flagrant pattern of the Muslims’ failure if they are disabled and deviated, and it demonstrates the truth of the Crusaders’ enmity if they are transgressed upon. What is drawn from Egypt can be applied elsewhere".

The story Zawahiri presents looks at the Muslim Brotherhood from Hassan al-Banna in the late-1920s through Muhammad Morsi today, and what he regards as its deviations from seeking Shariah-based governance and accepting secular democracy. Here, he likened the Muslim Brotherhood to chickens in a poultry farm that are happy to take what they are given and ignore everything else. Zawahiri said:

We have to review the march, and correct the errors and not repeat them. Every fervent Muslim in Egypt, and in the states of the Arab Spring, the Islamic world, and everywhere, must be a lion in his doctrine and behavior, for if he will not act like a lion, he will be eaten by wolves. We must raise our young children as if we are nurturing cubs and not breeding lambs, and to fight in the battle with the Book that guides and the sword that supports.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Zawahiri Attacks IS and Baghdadi in Audio Eulogy for Former AQAP Leader

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave an audio eulogy for former al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQA) chief Abu Baseer al-Wuhayshi, which quickly became a platform to criticize the Islamic State (IS) and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Monday, 11 July 2016
Zawahiri Addresses Uyghur Muslims in Ninth Episode of “Islamic Spring”

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of northwestern China in the ninth episode of his “Islamic Spring” series, promoting their cause and urging them to have patience amidst the “long battle” with the “atheist Chinese occupiers”.

Saturday, 02 July 2016
Zawahiri Threatens "Harsh Consequences" for U.S. if Death Sentence Implemented on Boston Marathon Bomber

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri threatened "harsh consequences" upon Americans if the death sentence is implemented on Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev.

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri Pledges to New Afghan Taliban Chief

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri mourned the killing of former Afghan Taliban head Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour and pledged allegiance to the group's new chief, Haibatullah Akhundzada.

Saturday, 11 June 2016
Zawahiri Calls Fighters' Unity in Syria a Matter of "Life and Death" in Audio

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri again urged fighters in Syria to unite in the face of the enemy and its conspiracies, calling it a matter of "life and death".

Sunday, 08 May 2016
Zawahiri Remembers Figure who Helped Bin Laden Escape Tora Bora in 5th Episode in “Days with the Imam” Series

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in the fifth episode of his series “Days with the Imam,” in which he remembers his experiences with Usama bin Laden, discussed the man who helped Bin Laden escape the siege on Tora Bora.

Monday, 08 February 2016
Zawahiri Criticizes Riyadh Conference, Cautions Against and Condemns IS

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri criticized the Riyadh conference attended by Syrian opposition groups in an audio speech, warning of the “cunning” of Saudi Arabia, and continued to caution against and condemn the Islamic State (IS).

Thursday, 14 January 2016
AQAP Video “Guardians of Shariah” Explores Modern History of Jihad Against U.S., Allies

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a documentary-style video exploring the modern history of jihad against the U.S. and its allies in the region, and featuring for the first time in one of its productions, former Guantanamo detainee Ibrahim al-Qosi (AKA Khubaib al-Sudani).

Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Zawahiri Lauds January 2015 Paris Attacks, Calls for Strikes in U.S., Europe

In an as-Sahab video produced 3-4 months after the January 2015 attacks in Paris, but released on December 1, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri praised the strikes and called on Muslims to “move the battle” to the United States and Europe.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Zawahiri Recalls Siege, Escape from Tora Bora, Advises Jihadi Media to Stop Promoting Discord Between Fighters

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri recalled the siege on Tora Bora and his escape from it with fellow fighters and Usama bin Laden in the seventh episode of the “Days with the Imam” series, and advised members of the jihadi media to stop promoting discord between fighters and their supporters.

Thursday, 20 August 2015
Hamza bin Laden, Son of Usama, Calls for Lone-Wolf Attacks in the West

Al-Qaeda’s as-Sahab Media Foundation released an audio speech from Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al-Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden, with an introduction by current chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Friday, 14 August 2015
Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Afghan Taliban Leader in Audio Speech

In an audio recording attributed to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the al-Qaeda leader pledged allegiance to new Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour and eulogized its previous leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar.

Thursday, 13 August 2015
Fighters in Yemen Allegedly Break Pledge to Zawahiri, Give Allegiance to Baghdadi

A statement attributed to fighters in Yemen's Dhamar and Sana'a governorates announced their giving allegiance to Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi after breaking their pledge to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Al-Qaeda Announces Establishment of “Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent”

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and fellow officials 'Asim Umar and Usama Mahmoud announced the creation of a new branch called "Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent".

Wednesday, 03 September 2014
Al-Qaeda Addresses Message to Family of U.S. Hostage Warren Weinstein

Al-Qaeda addressed a message to the family of American hostage Warren Weinstein, telling them that the U.S. government has not made any "serious efforts" for his release and that it wants him to die in their possession.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Zawahiri Calls for Revenge for Slain Libyan Officials, Remembers Tora Bora

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri continued to recall his experiences with fellow officials and fighters in Tora Bora in the sixth episode of the “Days with the Imam” series, and called for revenge for slain Libyan officials Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi, Abu Yahya al-Libi, and Attiya Allah.

Friday, 18 July 2014
Jihadists Launch Pro-IS English Magazine “The Truth and the Best Explanation”

Jihadists launched a pro-Islamic State (IS) English magazine called "The Truth and the Best Explanation," and in the first issue, drew lessons from the jihad in Bosnia, and gave a eulogy for a Serbian IS fighter.

Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Indonesian Media Group Calls on Syrian Factions to Obey Zawahiri

Sawt al-Jihad Nusantara (Voice of Jihad in Nusantara), an Indonesian jihadi media group, urged jihadi factions in Syria to heed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's instructions to end their factional conflicts.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Jihadi Ideologue Hussein bin Mahmoud Urges al-Qaeda, ISIL Leaders Keep Dispute Private

Jihadi ideologue Hussein bin Mahmoud urged al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and the heads of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to keep their dispute private and away from the public and the enemy.

Friday, 16 May 2014
ISIL Refuses Zawahiri Order to Withdraw from Syria, Responds to Message

Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani, the official spokesman of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), responded to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's recent message in which he asked the group to withdraw from Syria to Iraq, refusing the order, and making demands of his own.

Monday, 12 May 2014
Yemeni Jihadist Reports Death of AQAP Official Adib al-Nakh’i

A Yemeni jihadist reported that Adib al-Nakh'i, an official in al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was killed in a clash on May 3, 2014, in Yemen's al-Bayda' province.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Zawahiri Reflects on Experiences in Tora Bora in Series on Bin Laden

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri continued to reflect on his memories with Usama bin Laden in the fourth episode of the "Days with the Imam" series, speaking about their experiences in Tora Bora, and asking Afghans to take revenge against Americans soldiers and their "agents" who killed those who helped the fighters escape the area.

Monday, 05 May 2014
Al-Nusra Front Announces Compliance with Zawahiri’s Order Regarding ISIL

Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, announced its compliance with the order of Ayman al-Zawahiri not to attack the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but declared it will continue to push away its assaults from Muslims.

Sunday, 04 May 2014
Zawahiri Details Relationship with ISIL, Repeats Call to Return to Iraq

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released an audio speech detailing the relationship between his group and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its predecessor, including references to correspondence between officials recovered by the U.S. at Usama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Friday, 02 May 2014
“Al-Qaeda in Kurdistan” Pledges to Zawahiri, Proclaims Willingness to Fight ISIL

An alleged group calling itself "al-Qaeda in Kurdistan" renewed its pledge of allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and expressed its willingness to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) upon his order.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Belmoktar Reaffirms Commitment to al-Qaeda, Zawahiri

Amidst the deepening rift between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as well as their respective supporters, al-Murabitoon official Moktar Belmoktar (AKA Khalid Abu al-Abbas) reaffirmed his group's commitment to al-Qaeda and its leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Brigades of Abdullah Azzam Leader Expresses Concerns to Zawahiri about ISIL in Posthumous Message

Nokhba Jihadi Media released a posthumous audio message from former Brigades of Abdullah Azzam leader Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid to al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri expressing concerns about the establishment of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Thursday, 17 April 2014
Jihadists, Ideologues Request Zawahiri Directly Address the ISIL Issue

A jihadist started a campaign on Twitter and jihadi forums for ideologues, fighters, and supporters of al-Qaeda to request Ayman al-Zawahiri to directly address issue of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as it pertains to the bloody conflict in Syria.

Friday, 11 April 2014
Syrian Jihad: The Weakening of al-Qaeda’s Leadership

Syrian Jihad: The Weakening of al-Qaeda's LeadershipBy Rita Katz and Adam Raisman

In an unexpected and unprecedented turn of events, al-Qaeda members and jihadists from all over the world who embrace the ideology of global jihad are now doubting the group's leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and calling for his removal.

Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Zawahiri Gives Eulogy for Abu Khalid al-Suri, Condemns Sedition in Syria

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for his designated representative in Syria, Abu Khalid al-Suri, and condemned the sedition between jihadi groups in the country that led to his death.

Friday, 04 April 2014
Zawahiri Publishes Second Edition of Book Promoting Suicide Operations

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri published the second edition of his book "Winds of Paradise," clarifying in it the proper conduct of suicide operations and how to respond to enemy propaganda against them.

Thursday, 13 March 2014
Update: Zawahiri Praises Chechen Fighters As Models for Jihad, Reflects on Egyptian Revolution

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri praised Chechen insurgents, reflected on recent Egyptian history, and called upon Islamic revolutionaries to adhere fiercely to their religion.

Sunday, 26 January 2014
Zawahiri Urges Jihadi Groups in Syria to End Factional Conflict

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged jhadi groups in Syria to end the heated factional conflict among themselves, and stressed to the Syrian people that al-Qaeda does not accept any transgression against Muslims.

Thursday, 23 January 2014
Letter Attributed to Zawahiri's Arbiter in Syria Gives Advice to ISIL

A message attributed to Abu Khalid al-Suri, a jihadist named by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri as his representative in Syria to arbitrate issues involving the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the al-Nusra Front, urged the ISIL to stop attacking fellow militant groups and Muslims.

Friday, 17 January 2014
Zawahiri Speaks on Massacre of Muslims in Bangladesh

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri spoke on the reported massacre of Muslims in Bangladesh in a new audio speech.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Zawahiri Audio Aired by al-Jazeera is Reading of June 2013 Letter

The audio recording of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri voiding the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and rebuking its chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which al-Jazeera broadcast on November 8, 2013, is a reading of Zawahiri's letter from June 2013.

Friday, 08 November 2013
Zawahiri Urges Egyptians, Syrians and Tunisians to Demand Shariah

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called upon Egyptians, Syrians and Tunisians to demand Shariah-based governance and stand against the enemy, and focusing on Egypt, condemned crimes against Muslims.

Friday, 11 October 2013
Jihadists Discuss Zawahiri's Guidelines for Jihad, Targeting of Americans

Jihadists discussed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's "general guidelines for jihad" as it relates to refraining from targeting non-combatants, and found that Americans and Alawites, for example, can still be hit.

Friday, 27 September 2013
Zawahiri Gives General Guidelines for Jihad Regarding Military, Propaganda

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri authored a document giving "general guidelines for jihad" regarding military and propaganda work by the group's affiliates and their supporters, all of which focus on weakening the United States.

Friday, 13 September 2013
Zawahiri Speaks on 12th Anniversary of 9/11, Calls for Attack on U.S.

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released an audio speech for the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., calling for attacks on the U.S. and an economic boycott of it and its allies.

Thursday, 12 September 2013
Zawahiri Says Morsi Ouster Part of Division Plot, Chastises Brotherhood

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri argued that the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is part of a “Crusader” plot to divide Egypt, and chastised the Muslim Brotherhood for adopting democracy rather than Islamic Shariah.

Friday, 02 August 2013
U.S. Travel Alert Comes Amidst Recent Threats from al-Qaeda and its Affiliates

Three days after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri called for attacks on U.S. interests in response to its military engagements in the Muslim world and its drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen in particular, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert about the terror group potentially launching operations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Friday, 02 August 2013
Zawahiri Calls to Act Against US and its Allies, Pledges to Free Detainees

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called Muslims everywhere to act against the United States and its allies in order to stop their "crimes," and pledged to free Muslim detainees in Guantanamo and other prisons.

Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Special Report on the Power Struggle Between al-Qaeda Branches and Leadership

The controversy between al-Qaeda's branches in Iraq and Syria took an unexpected turn on the night of June 14, 2013, when an audio message surfaced from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI)...

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
ISIL Spokesman Criticizes Zawahiri Letter, Explains Faults

An audio message attributed to Abu Muhammad al-'Adnani al-Shami, the official spokesman of what is now the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), criticized the letter from al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri settling the dispute between it and the al-Nusra Front, and explained its faults.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Indonesian Jihadists Show Readiness to Heed Zawahiri, Fight in Syria

Members of an Indonesia-based group calling itself "Anshorulloh Solo" showed their readiness to heed the call of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to fight the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, in a public demonstration in Solo, Central Java.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Zawahiri Reportedly Settles Dispute Between ISI, al-Nusra Front

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reportedly sent a letter to the respective leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and the al-Nusra Front resolving the dispute between them and naming a representative in Syria, Abu Khalid al-Suri, to arbitrate any issues.

Sunday, 09 June 2013
Zawahiri Speaks in New Audio on 65th Anniversary of Israel’s Founding

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri spoke in a new audio speech on the 65th anniversary of Israel’s founding.

Wednesday, 05 June 2013
Jihadists Report on Egyptian Suicide Attackers in Mali

Jihadists reported that four Egyptian fighters carried out suicide attacks in Mali and that one of the men was a forum member who had appeared in videos with Muhammad al-Zawahiri, the brother of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013
IWISC Gives Biography of Prominent Jihadi Figure Abu Bakr al-Zayla'i

The Somalia-based Islamic World Issues Study Center (IWISC) released a biography of Abu Bakr al-Zayla'i (AKA Ibrahim al-Afghani), a prominent jihadi figure and a founder of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, whose name is attributed to a document speaking out against the Shabaab's leader, Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir.

Thursday, 11 April 2013
MYC Accuses Hammami of Masterminding Official's Appeal to Zawahiri

The Kenya-based Muslim Youth Center (MYC) accused Omar Hammami (AKA Abu Mansour al-Amriki) of masterminding the message attributed to a founding member of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement in which he spoke out against Shabaab leader Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir and appealed to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for intervention.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Zawahiri Calls for Unity in Creed, Attacks Egyptian Constitution

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on Muslims to unify in creed and actions, and specifically, to ignore borders imposed on their countries, implement Shariah-based governance, and support jihad in every battlefield.

Saturday, 06 April 2013
Zawahiri Gives Eulogy for Militant Leader Killed in Gaza

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for Hisham Ali al-Su'aydani AKA Abu al-Walid al-Maqdisi, the leader of the Gaza-based Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike on October 13, 2012.

Thursday, 29 November 2012
Zawahiri Promotes Jihad in Somalia, Support to Shabaab

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri promoted jihad in Somalia against AMISOM and Kenyan forces in a new audio speech, urging Somalis to participate in fighting and calling Muslims all over the world to offer support.

Tuesday, 06 November 2012
Zawahiri Calls for Continuing Egyptian Revolution, Kidnapping Westerners

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called upon Egyptians to continue their revolution until they achieve Shariah-based governance, and urged Muslims to kidnap Westerners as a means to free imprisoned jihadists in the first part of the eleventh episode of his series "A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt."

Wednesday, 24 October 2012
As-Sahab Releases Video of Zawahiri's Incitement to Support the Prophet

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released the video of Ayman al-Zawahiri's incitement to Muslims to defend the Prophet Muhammad against insults and mockery that was previously distributed in an audio format.

Saturday, 20 October 2012
Zawahiri Incites to Support the Prophet Muhammad

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a new audio speech calling upon Muslims to defend the Prophet Muhammad against insults and mockery.

Friday, 12 October 2012
Zawahiri Recalls Bin Laden's Relationship with Scholars, Brotherhood

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri recalled Usama bin Laden's relationship with Afghan, Pakistani and Saudi scholars, and his membership in the Saudi branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in the third episode of his series of reflections on the slain official.

Thursday, 27 September 2012
As-Sahab 9/11 Anniversary Video Features Two 9/11 Hijackers

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released a new video featuring a speech by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and previously unreleased footage of two 9/11 hijackers, Khalid Muhammad Abdullah al-Mihdhar and Nawaf Muhammad Salim al-Hazmi, reading their wills.

Thursday, 13 September 2012
As-Sahab Releases Video for 11th Anniversary of 9/11

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released its video production for the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, featuring new footage of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and the group’s American spokesman Adam Gadahn.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Ayman al-Zawahiri Gives Eulogy for Abu Yahya al-Libi

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri gave a eulogy for Abu Yahya al-Libi AKA Hasan Qa’id, acknowledging the death of the al-Qaeda official in a drone strike in Mir Ali, North Waziristan in June 2012.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Jihadist Forum Releases Second Compilation of Advice from Zawahiri

A jihadist forum released its second compilation of advice from al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and focused on those excerpts calling to Muslims in Turkey to support their brethren in Syria.

Wednesday, 05 September 2012
Zawahiri Urges Tunisians to Demand Shariah-Based Governance

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Tunisians to demand Shariah-based governance in an audio speech released on jihadist forums on June 10, 2012.

Sunday, 10 June 2012
Zawahiri Reflects on Memories of Bin Laden in Second Episode of Series

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released the second episode of the "Days with the Imam" video series in which al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reflects on his memories of Usama bin Laden.

Monday, 04 June 2012
Zawahiri Speaks on Saudi Arabia in New Audio Speech

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called upon Saudis to follow the example of their brethren who participated in the Arab Spring in countries such as Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, and revolt against their government.

Thursday, 17 May 2012
Zawahiri Calls for Continued Revolution in Yemen

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called upon Yemenis to continue their revolution against their government and demand the ouster of President Abu Rabbuh Mansur and all corrupt politicians who obey American orders.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Zawahiri Urges Somalis to Embrace Jihad, Defy London Conference

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called upon Somalis to defy the February 2012 London conference on Somalia and embrace jihad.

Friday, 11 May 2012
Zawahiri Remarks on Burning of the Qur'an in Afghanistan

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed the incident in which copies of the Qur'an were burned in Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, calling it another crime of the "Crusaders" and urging Muslims to take action.

Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Zawahiri Asks Afghans to Recognize Enemies' Contempt for Muslims

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed the scandal of US Marines urinating on the dead bodies of alleged Taliban fighters in an audio speech addressed to Afghans, explaining that it represents the "Crusaders'" contempt for Muslims.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Zawahiri Urges Revolution in Pakistan, Support for Jihad

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Pakistanis to follow the example of the Arab Spring and revolt against their government and military, arguing that they only represent American interests.

Friday, 16 March 2012
Zawahiri Urges Egyptians to Demand Change, Comments on US Influence

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urged Egyptians to demand change, and in particular, Shariah-based governance and abrogating the peace treaty with Israel, in an audio speech, the ninth episode of his series called "A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt."

Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Zawahiri Issues Video in Support of Syrian Uprising

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video message on jihadist forums on February 11, 2012, in support of the Syrian uprising.

Saturday, 11 February 2012
Zawahiri Announces Joining of Shabaab to al-Qaeda

Mukhtar Abu al-Zubeir, the leader of the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement, pledged to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a video released by al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab.

Thursday, 09 February 2012
Ansar al-Jihad in the Sinai Peninsula Pledges to Zawahiri

Ansar al-Jihad in the Sinai Peninsula, which announced its establishment in a message released in December 2011, declared its allegiance to al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Zawahiri Announces Death of Attiya Allah, Kidnapping of American

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the death of fellow al-Qaeda official Attiya Allah, and claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of an American citizen in Pakistan in an audio speech released on jihadist forums on December 1, 2011.

Thursday, 01 December 2011
Zawahiri Claims Responsibility for Capture of American in Pakistan

In the same speech in which he announced the death of Attiya Allah, al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri claimed responsibility for the capture of a 70-year old American citizen in Pakistan, Warren Weinstein.

Thursday, 01 December 2011
Zawahiri Reflects on Memories of Usama bin Laden in New Video Series

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reflected on his memories of Usama bin Laden in the first episode of a new video series titled, "Days with the Imam."

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Ayman al-Zawahiri Appears in New Video

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri appeared in a new video released on jihadist forums on November 15, 2011.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Jihadists Threaten Revenge for Reported Killing of Awlaki

Following reports of the death of radical American-Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a CIA-led drone strike in Yemen on September 30, 2011, jihadists addressed US President Barack Obama and threatened revenge.

Monday, 03 October 2011
Al-Qaeda Releases Video Commemorating 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Al-Qaeda's media arm, as-Sahab, released a video commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, featuring an audio speech by al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and previously unreleased footage of former leader Usama bin Laden.

Monday, 12 September 2011
Jihadist Warns America of Possible Strikes

As the tenth anniversary approaches of the 9/11 attacks in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area, a jihadist warned America of possible strikes and remarked that the killing of Usama bin Laden was the breaking point in the conflict.

Saturday, 10 September 2011
Zawahiri Rallies for Jihad; Calls for Intellectual Debate, Advocacy

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri rallied fighters and supporters for jihad and called upon them to engage in a "battle of intellectual argument" in a speech released on jihadist forums on August 14, 2011.

Monday, 15 August 2011
Zawahiri Charges America with Hijacking the Egyptian Revolution

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri charged that the United States hijacked the Egyptian revolution to preserve its interests in the region, and called upon Egyptians to foil America's plans by demanding Shariah-based governance.

Monday, 08 August 2011
Zawahiri Addresses Syrian Revolution in Video Speech

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed the Syrian revolution in a video speech released on jihadist forums on July 27, 2011.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011
As-Sahab Releases Reading of al-Qaeda's Statement Appointing Zawahiri

As-Sahab released a video containing a reading by its narrator of al-Qaeda's statement appointing Ayman al-Zawahiri as Usama bin Laden's successor. 

Monday, 25 July 2011
AQIM Official Gives Allegiance to Zawahiri, Comments on Bin Laden's Death

Abu Obeida Yusuf al-'Annabi, a member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's (AQIM) Shura Council, pledged allegiance on behalf of AQIM to Ayman al-Zawahiri as the leader of al-Qaeda in an audio interview released on jihadist forums on July 7, 2011. 

Thursday, 07 July 2011
Shabaab Spokesman Comments on Zawahiri as New al-Qaeda Leader

The Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement released an Arabic-translation of a statement broadcast in Somali by its spokesman, Ali Mahmoud Ragi AKA Ali Dheere, regarding the selection of Ayman al-Zawahiri as the new leader of al-Qaeda. 

Monday, 20 June 2011
Shabaab Gives Allegiance to New al-Qaeda Leader Zawahiri

A jihadist reported that the Shabaab al-Mujahideen Movement declared its allegiance to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new leader of al-Qaeda, in a statement broadcast by the Shabaab’s al-Andalus radio station in Somalia. 

Friday, 17 June 2011
Al-Qaeda Names Ayman al-Zawahiri as Bin Laden’s Successor

The General Command of al-Qaeda announced that Ayman al-Zawahiri is the new leader of the group following the death of its former leader Usama bin Laden. 

Thursday, 16 June 2011
As-Sahab Video Incites for Individual Acts of Jihad (Part 2)

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a two-part video totaling 100-minutes in which al-Qaeda officials including Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu Yahya al-Libi, Attiya Allah, and Adam Gadahn (AKA Azzam the American) incite for individual jihad. 

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
As-Sahab Video Incites for Individual Acts of Jihad

Al-Qaeda’s media arm, as-Sahab, released a two-part video totaling 100-minutes in which al-Qaeda officials including Ayman al-Zawahiri, Abu Yahya al-Libi, Attiya Allah, and Adam Gadahn (AKA Azzam the American) incite for individual jihad. 

Friday, 03 June 2011