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PBS NewsHour | Zawahiri Takes Lead of al-Qaida, Vows 'Blood for Blood' for Bin Laden's Death | PBS

Duration: 07:50
Program: PBS NewsHour #10051
Broadcast Date: Jun. 16, 2011

The death of Osama bin Laden left many have been asking who will control al-Qaida. The answer came Thursday in a statement posed on an Islamic website saying that Ayman al-Zawahri will now have "general leadership of al-Qaida." Jeffrey Brown discusses the shift in leadership with The Boston Globe's Juliette Kayyem and Georgetown University's Daniel Byman.

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Post Date: June 17, 2011