Ayman al-Zawahiri Biography
Birthday: June 19, 1951 (Gemini)
Born In: Maadi, Egypt
One of the most wanted terrorists in FBI’s list, Ayman al-Zawahiri served as Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man for many years, before becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, after Osama’s death. He is also known to be one of the brains behind the deadly 9/11 attacks on the USA. A well educated man, Zawahiri was born in Egypt and graduated as a surgeon from the Cairo University before joining hands with Osama, in his pursuit of destroying the world peace, wearing the garb of radical Islam. Before meeting Osama, he was a part of Egyptian Islamic Jihad and merged it with al-Qaeda in 1998. For his Jihad activities, he has been tried in Egypt and was given a death sentence. In the US embassy attacks of 1998, he got into the America’s most wanted list for the first time. The search for Ayman led the USA conduct several operations, and he was considered dead after the bombings in Pakistan’s Damadola in 2006. But he emerged with a video tape condemning the USA and its actions. The US government has offered a USD 25 million bounty on Zawahiri but there are still no definite leads about his whereabouts. In 2011, after Osama’s death, he was chosen as the new leader of al-Qaeda and in 2012, he proclaimed that all the Muslims must kidnap the western tourists as an act of revenge for their leader, Osama Bin Laden.