Saif al Adel as New Leader Al Qaeda Replacement Osama bin Laden

After Osama bin Laden death, Al Qaeda does not stops. Terrorist network was said to have appointed a replacement bin Laden as their new leader.

His name is Saif al-Adel. He is Al-Qaeda strategist and former special forces officer Egypt. The news was delivered by former opponents of the Libyan militant ideology of Al Qaeda, Noman Benotman, quoted by the news station CNN, Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Saif al Adel was designated a task executor of Al Qaeda. The decision to choose Al-Adel, also known as Muhammad Ibrahim Makkawi, based internal organization militants in the absence of an official successor to Osama bin Laden.

Added Benotman, the election of Saif al-Adel is not a decision that allegedly produced the Shura Council of Al Qaeda, because there may now gather them in one place. This decision, he explained, produced six to eight head of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.

The decision to choose Saif al Adel would cause controversy in the internal circles of Al Qaeda. Especially from the top brass who came from Saudi Arabia and Yemen, which believes Osama bin Laden's successor should come from the Arabian Peninsula.

Saif al-Adel was elected to get rid of the name of Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is also from Egypt. Al-Zawahiri is known as bin Laden's right hand, which was believed would receive the baton of leadership of Al Qaeda. Appears also alleged that the name of Al-Adel deliberately invoked to test the reaction of members of Al Qaeda - if the boss is not from the Arabian Peninsula.

Al-Adel known to go fight in Afghanistan against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, he fled to Iran. According to one senior counter terrorism official Saudi Arabia, from there Saif al Adel to lead a branch of Al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia, began a campaign of terrorist attacks in the Saudi kingdom that began in Riyadh in May 2003.