Al Qaeda chief pledges allegiance to new Afghan Taliban leader

Al Qaeda chief pledges allegiance to new Afghan Taliban leader

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an online audio message, pledged allegiance to the new head of the Afghan Taliban, who was appointed last month after his predecessor was killed in a US drone strike. The veteran Islamist militant became al Qaeda’s leader after U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011, […]