Al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri died in Afghanistan, claims Arab media

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Kabul (Web Desk): Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has died in Afghanistan, claims Arab media, Arab News reported.


According to the media report, Zawahiri died in Ghazni due to asthma.

However, Al-Qaeda is yet to confirm the purported death of al-Zawahiri.

Al-Zawahiri had succeeded Osama Bin Laden as Al-Qaeda chief after he was killed in a US raid at his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan in May 2011.

Known to be a physician, al-Zawahiri was the founder of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ).