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Al-Qaeda No. 2 'Vows Jihad' In Bin Laden Eulogy


Ayman al-Zawahri eulogizes fellow Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a video released on jihadist forums.

Ayman al-Zawahri eulogizes fellow Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a video released on jihadist forums.

An intelligence group which monitors jihadist online forums says that Ayman al-Zawahri, Al-Qaeda's longtime No. 2 and considered its operational leader, has threatened in a video eulogy to Osama bin Laden to pursue his late leader's jihad against the West.

The SITE Intelligence Group quoted Zawahri as saying, "We will pursue the jihad until we expel the invaders from Muslim lands."

Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. raid in Pakistan on May 2.

In the 28-minute-long video message titled "The Noble Knight Dismounted," Zawahri said the United States faced a worldwide Muslim rebellion.

The Egyptian-born Zawahri is believed to be hiding somewhere along the Afghan-Pakistani border.

compiled from agency reports
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