Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Al Qaeda to the Egyptian named Saif al-Adel as a successor to bin Laden, according to CNN

Washington. .- Al Qaeda has named as interim leader the Egyptian Saif al-Adel, 50 years and led the Egyptian faction of the terrorist network founded by Osama Bin Laden, CNN reported Tuesday. Saif al-Adel, who is also known as Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi, has been chosen temporarily to the nervousness of the community "jihadist" by the lack of formal announcement of a new chief, according to CNNEl U.S.

news channel. UU. cited as a source Benotman Noman, a member of Al Qaeda for more than two decades and recently resigned from the ideology of the network founded by bin Laden. According to this source, the decision was made recently between six and eight leaders of Al Qaeda in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, given the impossibility of a formal board meeting of heads of the terrorist group.

Benotman told CNN that this appointment can generate tensions within al Qaeda, especially Saudi and Yemeni members of the network, as they believe that Bin Laden's successor should come from the Arabian peninsula. Saif al-Adel, who was already one of the leaders of the terrorist network, he fought against the Soviet army in Afghanistan during the 1980's.

He remained in the country until the fall of the Taliban in 2001, and from there fled to Iran. From Iran, Saif al-Adel organized a branch of Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia which has carried out several terrorist attacks in the country since 2003. After the death of Osama Bin Laden driving a U.S.

military command on 1 May, the experts had indicated that the most likely successor to al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was also Egyptian number two network terrorist.

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