Report: Saif al-Adel to replace bin Laden as al-Qaida chief

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 18, 2011 10:14

Saif al-Adel was chosen as the temporary leader of al-Qaida after Osama bin Laden's death, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Al-Adel, also known as Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi, is a former Egyptian Special Forces office. He was reportedly chosen as a caretaker leader because the global jihad community complained of the lack of a formally-announced replacement for bin Laden.


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