Al Qaeda Gets New Leader.

Al Qaeda has a new leader called ‘the Sword of Revenge‘ has learned.

The Egyptian former general who is now in hiding in Iran is ‘set to make terror group as dangerous as they were under Osama Bin Laden’

Saif al-Adel has been described by sources as a ‘brilliant and ruthless strategist’, he has taken over leadership following the suspected death of leader Ayman Zawahiri.

Saif has been heavily involved in Major Al Qaeda activities for three decades and he already has a £7.5m bounty on his head after US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998, which left 224 dead.

The former leader – Ayman Zawahiri was rumoured to be dead late last year, following speculation he had succumbed to asthma following ‘breathing issues’.

Saif, who has long been tracked by intelligence agencies both in the UK and the US, has taken the top job, and is preparing a ‘rebrand’.

A senior British terrorism expert revealed :

”Compared to Zawahiri he is likely to be a much more effective leader, at least so or more so even than bin Laden.”

The veteran fighter was a leading member of bin Laden’s close protection unit in Afghanistan, named ‘Black Guard’ after the colour of their scarves.

A source described Saif as someone who was always ‘the least affected and concerned by the deaths of innocent civilians

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