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Bin Laden death will not affect Al-Qaeda: Egypt Jihad leader

By Samer al-Atrush / AFP CAIRO: A founding member of Egypt’s Islamic Jihad and friend of Al-Qaeda’s new chief Ayman Al-Zawahri told AFP Tuesday that Osama bin Laden’s death will not affect the organization and pleaded against revenge attacks. Aboud Al-Zomor, who was in jail with Zawahri after the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat in …


Zawahri: From suburban doctor to chief of Al-Qaeda?

By Tom Pfeiffer and Marwa Awad / Reuters CAIRO: The man most likely to take the helm of Al-Qaeda after Osama bin Laden did not emerge from the crowded slums of Egypt’s sprawling capital or develop his militant ideas in any religious college or seminary. Instead, Egyptian-born Ayman Al-Zawahri was raised in Cairo’s leafy Maadi suburb …


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