Bin Laden aide had KGB link
Here's a bit more info from the Gulf Times on the Zawahiri/KGB connection, no wonder Putin seems less than helpful on the war on terror. If this is true then Zawahiri follows in a long line of Marxist and KGB trained muslim terrorists, including the late unlamented Yassir Arafat:
"I was working in that section at the time and I can confirm the fact Zawahiri was not the only link between the FSB and Al Qaeda, he said. "
Al Qaeda's number two was trained by Russia's secret service : and served as a KGB agent before becoming Osama bin Laden's right-hand man, a former KGB secret agent told Poland's Rzeczpospolita newspaper yesterday.
Ayman al-Zawahiri trained at a Federal Security Service (FSB, former KGB) base in Dagestan in 1998, claimed ex-FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko who fled Russia in 2000.
He was then transferred to Afghanistan where he became Osama bin Laden's deputy, Litvinenko told the newspaper.