January 16, 2014

Has al-Qaeda Found Zarqawi's Successor?

Mushreq Abbas, Al Monitor

The Associated Press

Al-Qaeda commander Shaker Wahib is the heir apparent of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his legacy with Iraqi and regional young al-Qaeda militants, who cite his words and speeches more than they do those of the organization’s founder Osama bin Laden, its current leader Ayman al-Zawahri or even Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 

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TAGGED: Al-Qaeda, Al-Qaeda In Iraq, Iraq, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, Shaker Wahib


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