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Al Qaeda’s shadowy new ’emir’ in South Asia handed tough job

Pakistani militant Asim Umar has been handed a very tough job. Thrust into the limelight after being named leader of al Qaeda’s newly created South Asian wing, he has been entrusted with reviving the network’s fortunes at a time when Islamic State is generating grisly headlines and luring recruits.

via Al Qaeda’s shadowy new ’emir’ in South Asia handed tough job | Reuters.

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