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Potential al-Qaida leaders after Osama bin Laden's death

Published: Monday, May 2 2011 2:15 p.m. MDT

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Though the death of Osama bin-Laden is a key victory for the United States, al-Qaida still remains. "[Bin-Laden's] death does not mark the end of our effort," said President Obama in his address on May, 1. "There's no doubt that al-Qaida will continue to pursue attacks against us." The vacancy among al-Qaida's ranks leaves the question of who will be the next name American's will be concerned about. There are many prominent al-Qaida officials who may take the fallen leader's place. The following is a list of well-known members of al-Qaida who could be potential candidates.
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attentive
Salt Lake City, UT

"The Doctor." He's quiet and unassuming, but he's been the brain behind the body for a very long time. He may not surface as the new leader, but he will be orchestrating the new leader regardless.

BobP
Port Alice, B.C.

Hunt down and kill all 8.

washcomom
Beaverton, OR

Trying again, Joey.

I know that the military had a deck of playing cards with every one of the top 52 members of al-Qaida given to them, so they would recognize the "who's who" of the terrorists.

Does the military still have those cards? Do they recognize these people?

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