KABUL (Pajhwok): Presumed dead, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has re-appeared in a fresh video that seems to have been filmed in Afghanistan, reports a British newspaper.
The Daily Mail said the re-appearance of the elusive terror chief, one of the world’s most wanted men, had scotched speculation that he died in 2020
In the nine-minute video, Zawahiri hit out at whom he branded as ‘enemies of Islam’ after an Indian school banned wearing of hijab.
In the video released by Al-Sahab Media, Zawahiri praised Muslim girl student Muskan Khan who wore the scarf at a school in Karnataka.
Denouncing India’s Hindu democracy for seeking to ‘oppress Muslims, the Al-Qaeda supremo also took a swipe at France, Holland, Switzerland, Egypt and Morocco
The Egyptian doctor also excoriated the governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh for defending “the very enemies that have empowered them to fight us”.