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Al Qaeda names new emir for Pakistan: report - Threat Matrix via @sharethis

According to The News , al Qaeda has announced that it named a new commander for its network in Pakistan. Farman Shinwari, the new emir for Pakistan, has several brothers who are involved in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. One brother also serves as a Harkat-ul-Mujahideen commander while leading Taliban fighters in Khyber and Waziristan. From The News : The statement issued by al-Qaeda's Dawa Wing said that after consultations and approval of top Al-Qaeda leadership, Farman Shinwari was selected as head of the network in Pakistan. The statement said that reason of his selection was his close affiliation with Badr Mansoor and his knowledge about FATA [Federally Administered Tribal Areas]. Farman Shinwari, 30, was close to Badr Mansoor, the former al Qaeda figure killed in a US drone attack in North Waziristan on February 9, 2011. Farman married about three years ag...

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