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August 6th, 2010
08:17 AM ET

Al Qaeda's man in charge?

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caption="Investigators allege Shukrijumah is the director of al Qaeda's overseas operations."]

Miami, Florida (CNN) - He was born in Saudi Arabia and spent much of his youth in New York and south Florida. Then he vanished.

Investigators now allege that Adnan Shukrijumah has risen to a key position in al Qaeda's leadership.

The FBI says that after he left America, Shukrijumah started off as an al Qaeda dishwasher, doing menial tasks at training camps.

But he's much more than a dishwasher now, according to investigators. Susan Candiotti reports. Watch Video

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  1. Thomas Fineran

    Osama bin Laden is dead. He died from kidney failure between 2004 and 2006 in the tribal areas of Pakistan between Chitral and Peshawar. Why do the intelligence communities and media keep propagating the myth that he is alive?

    August 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm |