US ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in the attack, which coincided with demonstrations across the region against a film produced in the US that was deemed offensive to Islam
Zawahiri said Jihadi Salafism is a global movement that is not related to any acts of violence. Abu Ahmed is innocent of all charges, he claimed, and there is no evidence proving otherwise.
The United States is trying to drive a wedge between the movement and President Mohamed Morsy, Zawahiri claimed.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm