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Al Qaeda names new interim leader - media reports

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Al Qaeda names new interim leader - media reports


Al Qaeda has reportedly named a temporary leader in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death.

Saif-al-Adel, an Egyptian former special forces officer, is said to be the network’s new number one.

US prosecutors say he is a leading al Qaeda military

commander and helped plan bomb attacks on the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

Some analysts have cast doubt on reports of Adel’s appointment, saying bin Laden had argued with him and that he had opposed the September 11 attacks.

Many believe the late leader’s permanent successor will be Egyptian-born surgeon Ayman al-Zawahiri, for many years bin Laden’s second-in-command.

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