Al Qaeda Chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri, the mastermind of the World Trade Center (WTC) attack on September 11, 2001, has been killed in the US. The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) killed Zawahiri in a drone strike in Afghanistan. The CIA had been planning to kill bin Laden's right hand Zawahiri for a long time. Zawahiri was a doctor by profession. Born in an affluent family, Zawahiri met Osama bin Laden in Saudi Arabia. Zawahiri had a $25 million bounty. Al Qaeda leader Zawahiri was 71 years old.
Ayman Al Zawahiri was born on 19 June 1951 in an affluent Egyptian family. Zawahiri was a surgeon by profession. At the age of 14 he became a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Zawahiri, along with Osama bin Laden, plotted the horrific terrorist attack (9/11) on the US on September 11, 2001.
Zawahiri formed Egyptian Islamic Jihad. This organization opposed secular rule in Egypt in the 1970s. He demanded that an Islamic government should be established in Egypt. Zawahiri was arrested in 1981 after the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Al Zawahiri met Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Saudi Arabia itself. Both had similar views. In 2001, al-Zawahiri merged Egyptian Islamic Jihad with al-Qaeda. After this, terror started spreading all over the world through Al Qaeda.
After Bin Laden's death Zawahiri took over the command of the organization after the death of Osama bin Laden in a US attack. In 2011, he became the leader of Al Qaeda. He is believed to be behind terrorist attacks in many places around the world. On September 11 , 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial planes. Two of these planes collided with the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. In this attack, 2,977 people from 93 countries were killed. The attack was carried out by the terrorist organization Al Qaeda. It was planned by Osama bin Laden and Al-Zawahiri.