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Al-Qaeda Saudi branch has new chief: reports

The Saudi branch of the Al-Qaeda network has a new leader, Saud bin Hamoud al-Otaibi, one of the most wanted terror suspects on the run, reports said. Otaibi was identified as the new chief of “Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula” on one of the main Internet sites used by Islamists, where a biography of him was also posted. One contributor posted a section for greetings to the alleged new leader. Otaibi signed the editorial of the latest issue of the group’s online magazine, Sawt al-Jihad (Voice of Jihad), but without identifying himself as leader. Full Story

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