Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Meet The New Boss: Eqyptian Selected As Interim Al-Qaeda Chief
An Eqyptian militant has been slected as the interim replacement for Osama bin Laden, The Christian Science Monitor reported today.
Al Qaeda has chosen Egyptian Al Qaeda member Saif al-Adel as interim leader while it decides on a more permanent successor to Osama bin Laden, according to independent but unconfirmed reports. While Mr. Adel has long been a senior member of Al Qaeda, his appointment comes as a surprise to many. It may signal a rift in the organization, which many expected would now be led by Mr. bin Laden's longtime No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
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