Zawahiri invites media questions

Al-Qaeda's deputy leader asks individuals and media houses to fire queries at him.

    Al-Zawahiri has appeared in more tapes than his leader, Osama Bin Laden, this year [AFP]

    It did not say whether the answers would be in writing or on video or audiotape.
     
    Al-Zawahri, a former eye surgeon born in Egypt, is second-in-command to Osama Bin Laden.
     
    Media presence
     
    Al-Zawahiri has become more prominent in the media than his leader in recent months, releasing at least 16 videos this year in comparison to four from Bin Laden.
     
    Last week al-Zawahiri released a video in which he said the British handover of security in Iraq's southern Basra province proved that fighters in Iraq are gaining the upper hand.

    He also criticised the US-sponsored Middle East peace conference in a separate video earlier this month, calling it a "betrayal".
     
    Al-Zawahiri and Bin Laden are both thought to be in hiding along the Afghan-Pakistan border.
     
    The US, which has indicted him in relation to his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, is offering a $25 million reward for his capture.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.