Who Is Muhammad al-Zawahiri? Ayman al-Zawahiri Siblings And Children Details, All Family Details

Ayman al-Zawahiri has two brothers and a sister

The death news of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is wobbling on the internet. People are more curious to know about his family, more so his brother Muhammad al-Zawahiri.

After the Twin Tower attack on September 11, 2001, the US State Department offered a gratuity of $25 million for "information or intelligence," leading to his apprehension. On July 31, 2022, the US air strike killed al-Zawahiri in Kabul.

Former US president Barack Obama, on whose regime the US murdered Bin Laden, also expressed gratitude towards the current US president Joe Biden and his team for successfully eliminating one of the masterminds behind the 9/11 attack. 

Who Is Muhammad al-Zawahiri? Details on Ayman al-Zawahiri Brother

Muhammad al-Zawahiri is an engineer and was one of 14 individuals who underwent extraordinary rendition by the CIA before the War on Terror in 2001. He was a limb of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad.

His name has a resemblance to that of his father. They are both named Mohammed al-Zawahiri, although his father had the middle name Rabie, while he does not. Born in 1953, he is 69 years old.

A suspected al-Qaeda affiliate now in Egypt on parole on terrorism-related charges, Muhammad al-Zawahiri is the younger brother of al-Qaeda Emir Ayman al-Zawahiri.

He is accused of organizing and arming a terrorist organization with ties to al-Qaeda and leading militants in Cairo, the Nile Delta, and the Sinai Peninsula. In August, police captured him in Cairo.

Having graduated from Cairo University's engineering college in 1974, Muhammad relocated to Saudi Arabia and began working for a construction company. 

His brother accused him of recruiting the Egyptians Mustafa Kamel Mustafa and Abdel Hadi al-Tunsi while residing in Saudi Arabia. This led to his name being included in an absentee indictment for the killing of Anwar Sadat in 1981, but they could not prove him guilty.

 Ayman al-Zawahiri brother Muhammad al-Zawahiri
Ayman al-Zawahiri brother Muhammad al-Zawahiri( Source : Euronews )

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Ayman al-Zawahiri Sibling, His Brother and Sister Details

Besides Muhammad al-Zawahiri, Ayman has two other siblings: a younger brother Hussein al-Zawahiri and a twin sister Heba Mohamed al-Zawahiri.

Before the United States declared war on terrorism in 2001, the CIA subjected 14 persons to extraordinary rendition, including Hussein Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri and his elder brother Muhammad.

Hussain was detained in Malaysia and brought to Egypt shortly after 'Aliyya was freed. Hussain was an engineer for Multidiscovery, a Malaysian business that built power plants. He had been confined on suspicion of having ties to "al-Jihad al-Islami."But he had never been charged and was not sought at his detention in Egypt or elsewhere.

Egyptian intelligence briefly detained him upon his arrival in Cairo before turning him over to the SSI. The Egyptian authorities refused to recognize the rendition and withheld information from Hussain's family in Cairo on his whereabouts.

Meanwhile, Ayman's sister Heba Mohamed al-Zawahiri does not have a history of being arrested, nor does she share ties with any terrorist group. She works as a professor of medical oncology at Cairo University's National Cancer Institute.

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How Many Children Does Ayman al-Zawahiri Have?

The Al-Qaeda leader and the successor of Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has seven children from his four wives.

Out of which two are sons, and the rest are daughters. They are Fatima, Umayma, Nabila, Khadiga, Mohammed, Aisha, and Nawwa, according to the chronological order of their birth.

Five daughters were born to Al-Zawahiri and his wife, Azza, including a son Mohammed in 1987. Mohammad and Aisha, two of Ayman's seven children, and his first wife Azza, were all murdered in a US attack on Afghanistan in late December 2001.

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