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On the run is not defeated.
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FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists
Al Qaeda leader Ayman Muhammad Rabaie al-Zawahiri was born on June 19, 1951, in Maadi, Egypt. Born into an upper-class family of doctors and scholars, al Zawahiri was a studious boy who joined his first Islamist group at age 14. He graduated from Cairo University in 1974 and received his master's in surgery in 1978.
By 1979, al Zawahiri had joined the radical Islamic Jihad and had gone to Afghanistan to resist the Soviet Union's occupation. It was there that he met Osama bin Laden, the head of al Qaeda. By 1996, al Zawahiri was considered a terrorist threat to the United States and was detained for six months in Russia after trying to recruit jihadists in Chechnya. The following year, he was charged with the death of 62 tourists in Egypt and sentenced to death in absentia.
In 1998, al Zawahiri formally merged Egyptian Islamic Jihad into al Qaeda, issuing a joint statement with bin Laden. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, al Zawahiri appeared on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list. His whereabouts remain unknown, although he is believed to be in tribal Pakistan where he regularly releases videos and statements.
n 1985, the 34-year-old, began his life as an underground Islamist, leaving Egypt for Pakistan, where he worked as a doctor treating fighters wounded in battles against Soviet forces occupying neighbouring Afghanistan.
In 1993 he took over the leadership of Jihad, Egypt's second largest Islamic armed group.
A military court in Egypt sentenced al-Zawahiri to death in absentia in 1999 for extremist activities.
He was tried, along with many others, for links to the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat.
Al-Zawahiri served a three-year jail term for illegal arms possession, but was acquitted of the main charges.
He joined forces with bin Laden in 1998, and was indicted in connection with the bombings that same year of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.