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Al Qaeda's New Top Dogs

With Osama gone, did we cut the head off the snake? Here are four high-ranking members of al Qaeda that are believed to still be operating the terrorist network.

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  • 1. al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman

    Elected Minister of War in the Islamic State of Iraq in May of 2010, Suleiman has been called the "new leader of al Qaeda" for nearly a year. [Image via yalibnan.]

  • 2. Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Merged EIJ with al Qaeda in 1998. Regarded by some as "the real brains" within al Qaeda.[Image courtesy of Tio's Blog.]

  • 3. Saif al-Adel

    Al Qaeda Security Chief, believed to reside in Iran.

  • 4. Adnan Gulshair el Shukrijumah

    An American-born school teacher who is today believed to be a high ranking member of al Qaeda.