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Still Al Qaeda's Boss

1:49 PM, Aug 15, 2013 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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Zawahiri still retains power within the al Qaeda network. Zawahiri’s underlings seek his “blessing” before launching attacks, he has appointed a new general manager for the global organization, and he is still communicating with commanders throughout Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.

Ayman al Zawahiri is still the boss.

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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