Al Qaeda appoints Ayman al-Zawahri as new leader

Al Qaeda's new leader is Ayman al-Zawahri, the Associated Press (AP) has reported.

According to the AP report, Ayman al-Zawahri, who stood as deputy to Osama Bin Laden, has been named by Al Qaeda as its new leader more than a month since Bin Laden's death in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

The appointment was made known reportedly by Al Qaeda thru a statement posted on militant websites and it said: "The general command of Al Qaeda, after completing consultations, decided that the sheik doctor Abu Mohammed Ayman al-Zawahiri take the responsibility and be in charge of the group."

Egyption-born Ayman al-Zawahri turns 60 years old this Sunday, June 19, same birthday with French inventor Blaise Pascal, Philippine hero Jose Rizal and NBA 2011 MVP Dirk Nowitzki. Goshh, Al-Zawahri must be great and genius.

BBC UK reported that Ayman Al-Zawahri is intelligent but not as charismatic as Osama Bin Laden.

Photo courtesy of AFP via BBC UK

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