Al-Qaeda’s New Leader

alqaedaleaderAP is reporting that Al-Qaeda has a new leader, per the FBI:

A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network’s global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks.

Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, has taken over a position once held by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was captured in 2003, Miami-based FBI counterterrorism agent Brian LeBlanc told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview. That puts him in regular contact with al-Qaida’s senior leadership, including Osama bin Laden, LeBlanc said.

Shukrijumah (SHOOK’-ree joohm-HAH’) and two other leaders were part of an “external operations council” that designed and approved terrorism plots and recruits, but his two counterparts were killed in U.S. drone attacks, leaving Shukrijumah as the de facto chief and successor to Mohammed – his former boss.

“He’s making operational decisions is the best way to put it,” said LeBlanc, the FBI’s lead Shukrijumah investigator. “He’s looking at attacking the U.S. and other Western countries. Basically through attrition, he has become his old boss.”

The FBI has been searching for Shukrijumah since 2003. He is thought to be the only al-Qaida leader to haveonce held permanent U.S. resident status, or a green card…

[continues at MSN/AP]


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5 Comments on "Al-Qaeda’s New Leader"

  1. Triangleye | Aug 6, 2010 at 10:26 pm |

    al-Qaida who?
    never heard of it.

  2. Terrorists replacing one another are such ridiculous news stories.

    • AnotherBoogieman | Aug 9, 2010 at 10:56 am |

      I just read EVERYTHING I could find on this guy, NO proof of ANYTHING. It's kind of funny, but I'm sure that the dumbed down sheeple will eat this up like some kind of state sponsored information crackwhores. Ehh. Disgusting propaganda… It gets worse and worse. E-mail me if anyone can actually link this guy to anything…. I couldn't.

  3. Hadrian999 | Aug 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm |

    beard, dark skin……obviously a terrorist

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