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Al-Zawahri appointed new al-Qaeda chief

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Al-Zawahri appointed new al-Qaeda chief


Al-Qaeda has appointed Ayman al-Zawahiri as the groups new leader following the death of Osama bin Laden.

Zawahri, a long-time lieutenant of bin Laden, vowed earlier this month to continue al-Qaeda’s violent campaign against the United States and its allies.

The 59-year old said “the man who terrified America in his life will continue to terrify it after his death.”

The Egyptian born Zawahri has long been seen as the most likely to succeed bin Laden, but some say he lacks the charisma to keep the organisation together.

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