AQSL

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AQSLAl-Qaeda's Senior Leadership (Islamist group)
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Hoffman objected to Sageman's central claim that al-Qaeda's senior leadership had become "neutralized operationally." (4) Instead, he argued that al-Qaeda was a "remarkably agile and flexible organization," and that its leadership had rebounded from personnel losses, retained operational control over affiliates, and sustained its ability to plan external operations against the West.
Furthermore, since 9/11, al-Qaeda's senior leadership has had to dedicate attention to protecting itself, as it is a major target of counter-terrorism efforts.
Many of al-Qaeda's senior leadership live in Iran and openly liaise with the Islamic Republic's leadership.
New classified intelligence assessments based on information from electronic intercepts, informers and social media posts conclude that Al-Qaeda's senior leadership in Pakistan, including Ayman al-Zawahri, is developing a much more systematic, long-term plan than was previously known to create specific cells in Syria that would identify, recruit and train these Westerners.
New classified intelligence assessments based on information from electronic intercepts, informers and social media posts conclude that al-Qaeda's senior leadership in Pakistan, including Ayman al-Zawahiri, is developing a much more systematic, long-term plan than was previously known to create specific cells in Syria that would identify, recruit and train these Westerners.
"The death of Abu Yahya Al-Libi is a devastating blow to Al-Qaeda's senior leadership, probably unrecoverable," terrorism expert Jarret Brachman of North Dakota State University told AFP.
Western intelligence about Al-Qaeda's senior leadership has been thin and fragmentary for much of the period since the Sept.
"Al-Somali was part of al-Qaeda's senior leadership circle, and he maintained connections to other Pakistan-based extremists who were plotting attacks against their own country and Afghanistan," he said.
The relative security that al-Qaeda's senior leadership enjoys has enabled a significant recovery.
Even when AQI was at its peak, al-Qaeda's senior leadership saw this coming.
The disagreements between al-Qaeda's senior leadership, and AQI in the mid-2000s, have fundamentally shaped al-Qaeda's subsequent strategy, including its response to IS's rise.
Having conducted extensive field research on the subject of Al-Qaeda in Lebanon over the past six years, we found no evidence that Al-Qaeda's senior leadership in Pakistan-Afghanistan has a franchise in the country like in Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, and other places around the world.