Ayman Al-Zawahiri was killed in July by the US through a drone attack in in Afghanistan. This article looks at his siblings and where most them are at the moment and what they have been doing.
Who is Ayman Al-Zawahiri?
Ayman Al-Zawahiri had strong connection to his family. He is said to have stated that he has a deep affection for his mother. His mother’s brother by name Mahfouz Azzam, became a role model for him as a teenager.
Ayman al-Zawahiri was said to be studious during his youth. He excelled in school, loved poetry, and but “hated violent sports”, which he thought were “inhumane.
He worked for three years as a surgeon in the Egyptian Army after graduating with a medicine degree in 1974 which he studied at the Cairo University.
Al-Zawahiri is said to have participated in youth activism as a student and even became both quite pious and political.
Meet Ayman Al-Zawahiri siblings.
The Notorious terrorist who was killed by a US drone has a younger brother by name Muhammad Al-Zawari and a twin sister by name Heba Mohamed Al-zawahiri. She became a professor of medical Oncology at the National cancer institute in Cairo University. Heba has described Ayman Al-Zawahiri as being silent and shy.
Ayman brother Muhammad was sentenced on charges of undergoing military training in Albania in 1998.
Muhammed was arrested in the UAE in 1999, and sentenced to death in 1999 after being extradited to Egypt.
He was then held in Tora Prison in Cairo as a political detainee and reports had it that he was special action Committee of Islamic Jihad.
He was re-arrested in 2013 after he was released by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in 2011.