But it doesn't exactly call on Nusra to formally break with their Al Qaeda
He said that the Al Qaeda
leader entered Balochistan from Afghanistan some eight to 10 months ago.
From public statements and a close study of the growth and spread of al Qaeda
, it is clear that two issues are preventing the United States from developing an effective response to the organization's resurgence.
Zawahiri, his longtime lieutenant, has managed to stay in charge of the disparate Al Qaeda
enterprise, but he did not inherit bin Laden's moral authority, and has been viewed less as Al Qaeda
's commander, and more as its ideological commissar.
After the 9/11 attacks, according to Watts, Al Qaeda
transitioned as a result of being hunted by American forces.
documents have disclosed that both Osama bin Laden and the current Al Qaeda
leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, primarily emphasized guerrilla campaigns to overthrow apostate governments in the Middle East.
When the SEALs raided bin Laden's compound, they found evidence of Al-Rahman's deep involvement in running Al Qaeda
At the same time, al-Jazeera's portrayal or Al Qaeda
began to shift.
In the past eight months 149 people linked to al Qaeda
were arrested, among them were 124 Saudis and 25 were from other nationalities," Mansour Turki told reporters at a news conference.
Saudi Arabia fears that instability in its populous neighbour will allow al Qaeda
militants to use safe havens there for attacks on the world's biggest oil exporter.
All in all, this book provides a concise yet comprehensive coverage of al Qaeda
and its key leader, OBL.
policies, al Qaeda
has failed to make the transition to a popular insurgency or win any permanent gains as a result of its conceptual, organizational, and material shortcomings.