Asia, Aug. 24 -- The Al-Qaeda terrorist network has claimed that Pakistan has captured the wife of the network's leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri.

Al-Qaeda issued a statement on Friday claiming that the Pakistani forces arrested the wife of al-Zawahiri and families of two other slain Al-Qaeda members.

The statement further added that the Pakistani forces arrested the individuals nearly a year ago.

Calling the Pakistani forces as 'treacherous', Al Qaeda added in its statement that the Pakistani forces captured Al-Zawahiri's wife and others as they eft the former Taliban stronghold of Waziristan bordering Afghanistan about a year ago due to continuous airstrikes.

The statement also added "We . hold Pakistan's government and its treacherous army...