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All right al-Qaeda has a new leader Osama -- -- replacement is the former number two.
Ayman Al-Zawahri Egyptian born terrorist long considered be the mastermind of Al qaeda's operations Molly Henneberg is on that story in Washington Molly it's.
He's not a new face you can Trace his history back 45 years tell us about -- here.
It's not surprising he's been -- perhaps -- surprise that it that it took about six weeks since -- Lott was killed to announce it.
But Ayman Al zawahiri had been -- lions loyal right hand man for years.
I'll try to put out a statement announcing its new leader which set in part quote.
Seeing that the best expression of loyalty to the righteous martyrs -- the legacy of the G hot -- Sheikh Osama bin Laden.
Is to continue on the packaging hot for -- lie and to aid the Muslims and the oppressed.
The Central Command after completing the deliberation process announces that Sheikh doctor Abu Mohammad Ayman Al zawahiri Allah grant and success.
Has assumed the responsibility of leading the group.
I kinda gave no details on exactly what that deliberation process was.
Zawahiri who will turn sixty on Sunday is an Egyptian surgeon who has promised more attacks against the west after the death have been lot.
What does he say is the reason for his hatred of America -- Yes he has a particular hatred for America and and Israel and has had for a long time in his writings over the years so -- has said that out Scottish and tried to inflict quote.
As many casualties as possible on Americans and -- killing Americans and Jews quote.
He is not impossible whether by a bullet and knife -- a bomb our strike with an iron bar -- some of the things he's written.
And this hatred has taken a more personal note in recent years after is a lot ray's wife and at least two of his children.
-- killed in the US airstrike in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.
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