A New Path for Al-Qaida Zawahiri Confirmed as Bin Laden's Successor

It is now official: Ayman al-Zawahiri is the new leader of al-Qaida. The uncharismatic surgeon from Egypt is hardly a carbon copy of Osama bin Laden. But the terror network seems interested in testing new strategies.
Von Yassin Musharbash
Al-Qaida leaders old and new: Osama bin Laden (left) with Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Al-Qaida leaders old and new: Osama bin Laden (left) with Ayman al-Zawahiri.

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