Report: Al Qaeda Picks an Interim President

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Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian former Special Forces officer who has been prominent in Al Qaeda for years, has been tapped by the loose network of terror groups to oversee a transition to a new leader. According to CNN, this might be controversial among Saudi and Yemeni branches of the group — and it might be a test to see whether those squadrons would accept another Egyptian, Ayman al-Zawahiri, as permanent leader. [CNN]