Public Enemy No. 2

Meet the Egyptian doctor who helps call the shots

In addition to being mentor, confidant and chief accomplice to Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri is a physician. It is not recorded whether he ever pledged to honor a doctor's first obligation: to do no harm. If he did, he didn't mean it. Over the past two decades, he has had a hand in some of the most murderous terrorist attacks in the world. In 1995 his suicide bombers destroyed the Egyptian embassy in Pakistan, where 15 died and 60 more were injured. All the while, al-Zawahiri was laying the groundwork for the East African terrorist operation that would drive truck...

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