The al-Qaeda terrorist group has released a new video on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, threatening the United States with more such strikes.
“We mark in these days the passage of nearly 15 years since the blessed invasions in Washington, New York, and Pennsylvania,” the group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said in the video, according to a translation by the SITE Intelligence Group.
Al-Zawahiri also promised that “as long as your crimes continue,” then similar events “will be repeated a thousand times.”
Experts said the message was an attempt to remind the world that al-Qaeda still exists at a time when it is being overshadowed by the Daesh terror organization.
“All of this is very much, ‘Look what we were able to pull off. No one else can do anything like this,’” Nada Bakos, a former CIA officer who tracked al-Qaeda, told ABC News.