Zawahiri surfaces in new Internet video

WASHINGTON, Oct 11, 2011 (AFP) - Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri appeared in a new Al-Qaeda video released Tuesday, a US-based service that monitors Islamist websites said.

AFP - This still image from video obtained October 11, 2011 courtesy of the SiteInstitute shows Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri appearing in a new Al-Qaeda video released Tuesday, October 11, 2011, US-based monitors said.

Osama bin Laden's successor, wearing white, dictated his speech for the 13-minute, 13-second video released on extremist forums, according to the US monitoring service SITE.

He was shown sitting in a cloth-covered chair in front of a green backdrop.

SITE said the video, released by Al-Qaeda's media arm As-Sahab gave a production date corresponding to August-September 2011. The text of the video was not immediately available.

Zawahiri, a veteran Egyptian militant and long-time Al-Qaeda number two, took over the network after bin Laden was killed in a clandestine raid by US Navy commandos in Pakistan on May 2.

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