May 18, 2011
AL-QAEDA has chosen a former Egyptian special forces officer as interim leader in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death this month, CNN reports.
Saif al-Adel, a top al-Qaeda strategist and senior military leader, has been tapped as ”caretaker” chief of the group, CNN reported, citing former Libyan militant Noman Benotman.
Pakistan’s The News newspaper corroborated the claim, citing unnamed sources in a report datelined Rawalpindi.
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