Bin Laden Names Commander to Lead al-Qaida’s Assault on West

Osama Bin Laden has appointed a new commander to spearhead al-Qaida’s offensive against the West.

Known to Western intelligence services by the alias Saif al-Adel, or “Sword of the Just”, al-Qaida’s new chief of international operations is believed to have conceived the wave of planned strikes that set off terrorism alerts across Europe recently, as well as last month’s mid-air parcel bomb plot.

American and Pakistani sources have disclosed that al-Adel is running several similar operations as part of a war of attrition to persuade Western public opinion that the war against terrorism is unwinnable. This would clear the road for al-Qaida to capture power in fragile states such as Somalia and Yemen.

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