News Brief 6/16/2011, Sivan 14, 5771
al-Zawahri Named Al Qaeda Head
Al Qaeda announced Thursday that Egyptian-born terrorist Ayman al-Zawahri has now officially replace Osama Bin-Laden as head of the terror group. He has long been second in command of Al Qaeda, and in recent years has acted as official spokesperson of the terror group.
The announcement on al-Zawahri's appointment was made on Al-Arabiya TV, which received a press release from Al Qaeda.