27/09/2012 13:28 BST | Updated 27/09/2012 15:03 BST

Osama Bin Laden Was Blind In One Eye, Says Ayman al-Zawahiri

Osama Bin Laden was blind in one eye, according to Ayman al-Zawahiri, Bin Laden’s successor within Al-Qaida.

The revelation was made in a video posted on a Jihadi website, featuring al-Zawahiri, part of a series called Days with the Imam.

Zawahiri revealed that Bin Laden was in the Muslim Brotherhood

In the piece, the terror chief also reveals that Bin Laden was a member of the Arabian Muslim Brotherhood, and that his loss of sight came from an accident in his youth.

Bin Laden was assassinated by US Navy seals in 2011, following a raid on his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan.

Zawahiri said that Bin Laden had been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but was thrown out after defying orders by travelling to Afghanistan to fight against the Soviets.

Zawahiri added that in 1988 Bin Laden had been sent to Peshawar to give money to Jihadis, but rather than return home, decided to wage war in Afghanistan himself.