Egyptian Saif al-Adel Now Serving Head Of Al-Qaeda, Ex-Militant Claims

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An Egyptian national who once served as a Special Forces commander has been selected “caretaker” head of Al-Qaeda after the death of Osama Bin Laden, said a source with knowledge of the organization’s inner workings. Al-Qaeda’s serving head is Saif al-Abdel, who is known to have played a leading role in the organization, revealed Noman Benotman.  Noman has known the leadership of Al-Qaeda for over 20 years and has made this claim based on his personal contacts with militants and conversations on jihadi forums. He was the former head of Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a militant outfit with ties to Al-Qaeda, but later renounced Al-Qaeda’s philosophy.