French soldiers take up positions near Independence Plaza, formerly Sharia Square, during fighting with Islamists in Gao, February 21, 2013 (REUTERS/Joe Penney).
Al Qaeda Comeback
April 12, 2013,
With his recent reappearance in As Sahab, Al Qaeda’s media arm, Amir Ayman Zawahiri’s leadership role within Al Qaeda is undeniable, writes Bruce Riedel. Often underestimated, Zawahiri continues to provide Al Qaeda with strategic leadership that would otherwise vanish if he were killed or captured.