Osama bin Laden has appointed a new commander to spearhead al-Qaeda's offensive of operations against the West.
Known to western intelligence services by the alias Saif al-Adel, or "Sword of the Just", al-Qaeda's new chief of international operations is believed to have conceived of the wave of strikes that set off terror alerts across Europe recently, as well as last week's mid-air parcel-bomb plot.
US and Pakistani sources have told The Daily Telegraph that al-Adel is running several similar operations as part of a war of attrition intended to persuade Western public opinion that the war against terror is unwinnable. This would clear the road for al-Qaeda to capture power in fragile states such as Somalia and Yemen.
Read more ....http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/8123261/Osama-bin-Laden-appoints-new-commander-to-spearhead-war-on-West.html
More News On Al Qaeda
Sources: Al Qaeda eyes more Mumbai-style attacks -- CNN
Al-Qaeda plotting to go ahead with Mumbai style attacks -- DNAIndia
Al Qaeda Reportedly Planning More Attacks, Europe On Guard -- Obama.net
Saudi Arabia On Alert For Al-Qaida Attack On Hajj -- NPR/AP
Saudi does not rule out Qaeda act against hajj security -- AFP
U.S. to use more drones to hunt for al Qaeda in Yemen -- CNN
U.S. says capable of dealing with expanding al Qaeda -- Reuters
'Heart' of Al-Qaeda in Afghan-Pakistani border area: Gates -- AFP
Bin Laden 'hiding in Afghan-Pakistani border area' -- AFP
Top Qaeda leaders move to Yemen from Iran: report -- DAWN
Al-Qaeda Leaders Are Leaving Iran to Settle in Yemen -- Top News
Somalia's al-Shabaab 'youth movement' becoming 'strongest Al Qaeda force we have on the planet' -- New York Daily News