About 40 years ago, when the world's media recorded Ayman al-ranting Zawahiri's from a cage at the back of an Egyptian courtroom

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 It was one of the last occasions the al-Qaida commander was in the spotlight.

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He was heard shouting in front of the cameras about the Egyptian jailers' abuse of him and other captives. He began the group's chant by saying: "Our faith is Islam. Our faith is Islam.

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In addition to turning Zawahiri against the Egyptian government, his stint in prison there also served as the catalyst for his lifelong animosity for the United States.

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This animosity was passed on when al-Zawahiri eventually allied himself with Osama bin Laden, 

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but it came to an end for him on Sunday local time in Afghanistan when a U.S. drone fired two hellfire missiles into a safe house in Kabul, killing him.

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