Al-Qaeda has a new leader named “Sword of Vengeance”
The new leader seeks to establish ties with the Islamic State and the Afghan Taliban, according to British intelligence.
The Egyptian Seif al-Adel may become the new leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization. Sources call al-Adel “a brilliant and ruthless strategist.” He has already received the nickname “Sword of Vengeance”. On Thursday, February 25, reports Daily Mail.
The publication reports that he is currently in Iran. In the past, al-Adel served in the Egyptian military. Also, he has been actively involved in the activities of the organization for 30 years.
Washington has put a £ 7.5 million bounty on his head following the 1998 bombings at the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, which killed 224 people.
Al-Adel has long been watched by the secret services of the United States and Great Britain. They are sure that the new leader intends to revive al-Qaeda.
Senior British terrorism expert Richard Kemp told the publication Mirror“Compared to Zawahiri, he is likely to be a much more effective leader, perhaps even more so than bin Laden.”
It is known that al-Adel was one of the leading members of bin Laden’s personal security squad in Afghanistan, named “Black Guards” after the color of their scarves.
Colonel Richard Kemp believes that al-Adel could persuade IS and the Afghan Taliban to cooperate or even merge.
According to some reports, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who became the successor of Osama bin Laden, died at the end of 2020 from asthma.
Formerly Afghan security forces eliminated one of the leaders of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda of Abu Muhsin al-Masri, who appears on the list of the most wanted terrorists of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
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