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AP: New al-Qaida leader knows US well

AP: New al-Qaida leader knows US well [He should! He likely spent most of the 15 years training at 'The Farm' at Camp Peary!] 06 Aug 2010 A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations, the FBI says, marking the first time a leader so intimately familiar with American society has been placed in charge of planning attacks. Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, has taken over a position once held by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was captured in 2003, Miami-based FBI counterterrorism agent Brian LeBlanc told The Associated Press. That puts him in regular contact with al-Qaida's senior leadership, including Osama bin Laden, LeBlanc said.