Ever since his emergence in August 2015, Hamza bin Laden was perceived by many as being positioned to take over from Ayman Al Zawahiri as Al Qaeda
's global leader.
An August 2011 New York Times article entitled "Al Qaeda
Affiliates Growing Independent" articulated the conventional wisdom in that regard.
He was "a legacy al Qaeda
terrorist with ties to the group's senior leaders, including Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden," said Eric Pahon, a Department of Defense spokesman.
First, he reportedly said "JN's organizational affiliation will never pose an obstacle to these great objectives that we, as part of the Islamic nation, hope for." The "organizational affiliation" refers to that with Al Qaeda
On the morning of September 11, 2001, the entire world was introduced to Al Qaeda
and its enigmatic leader, Osama bin Laden.
Addressing a crowded news conference, here on Sunday, he said that law enforcement agencies following intelligence operation carried out operation in Chagai, during that a leader of Al Qaeda
was killed and his wife was arrested.
The death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 was supposed to end the threat from al Qaeda
, making the United States and the world safer as the group collapsed without its charismatic founder and leader.
For Al Qaeda
, jihad is not "internal" self mastery but externally directed violence to bring others under its control.
Although Al Qaeda
's leaders have quarreled in the past over strategy, tactics, and targets, an open break like this is unprecedented and creates real risks for the leadership of both organizations.
"The pandemonium in Syria, Libya, and Egypt, are like a hothouse for al Qaeda
, which is thriving just as it has in Somalia and Afghanistan," Riedel added.
An unclassified report published in August highlights al Qaeda
's strategy for building a fully operational network in Libya.
US and Pakistani officials said on Saturday that Al Qaeda
's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the US believes to be on the verge of defeat.
In a long and detailed report the daily suggests that better conditions for al- Qaeda
members and their families resident in Iran were obtained in return for the release of an Iranian diplomat kidnapped by the terrorist network.
The plan initially chalked out by Hafiz Saeed's militant outfit was hijacked by Al- Qaeda
with the sole aim of hurtling two nucleararmed nations into the theatre of war.
militants now in detention planned to kill Saudi government and security officials and media workers by sending poisoned gifts to their offices, an interior ministry official told Reuters on Saturday.