Leader Death of Al-Qaeda, Ayman Al-Zawahiri passed away

Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who succeeded Osama Bin Laden as Al-Qaeda leader, the organisation behind the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, has passed away, Arab News reported, citing multiple sources.

The news comes a few days after the social media speculated that the leader of Al-Qaeda had died. On the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US, Zawahiri was last seen in a video message published by the militant group.

The Arab News quoted a Pakistani official as saying he believed Zawahiri had died, most likely due to natural causes.

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