04 May '11, 2am

Panetta: new Al-Quaeda chief will be next enemy No. 1

Panetta: new Al-Quaeda chief will be next enemy No. 1

WASHINGTON: While it is not yet certain who will replace Osama bin Laden to lead Al-Qaeda, CIA Director Leon Panetta said on Tuesday that whoever take his place will becomes America's new public enemy number one. Osama's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, is expected in some circles to take over, but it is not clear how soon that will happen and he may be more concerned for his own public safety after US special operations took out the Al-Qaeda chief in a daring raid. "He's moving up very fast on the list," Panetta told CBS television's "Evening News with Katie Couric" in referring to Zawahiri. Panetta said that until a new Al-Queda leader is formally anointed, the Untied States expects to take advantage of the situation. "We think that'll give us some opportunities to be able to continue to attack them in the confusion and debate that they're going to go through as to who ultimat...

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