Friday, June 17, 2011

Al Zawahiri has become the new leader of al Qaeda

The Egyptian doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri is the new leader of al Qaeda. The announcement was made in a statement posted on the web and al-Arabiya broadcaster. Zawahiri, number two of the terrorist group, happens to Osama bin Laden, the founder of al Qaeda, killed on 2 May by U.S. special forces in a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Maximum ideologue of the underground group, always lieutenant of the founder of 'al-Qaeda, Zawahiri, it was considered the most likely heir. On 8 June, had appeared in a video lasting 28 minutes, in which he swore to continue the "jihad" or holy war on the infidels, "defying all": and then against Israel, the United States, the entire West and "the invaders of Muslim lands," in the name of "a rebellious nation that has awakened from sleep." The message was interpreted as the first public reaction to the death of al-Qaeda of bin Laden.

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