Al Qaeda Announces Zarqawi’s Successor

Jun 12, 2006 10:05am

An apparent al Qaeda website announced the successor to Abu Musa’ab al-Zarqawi today, a name different than the one U.S. military forces had cited last week.  Abu Hamza al-Muhajir was described as "hoping to continue what Abu Musa’ab has started." According to a translation by the ABC News bureau in Baghdad of the posting by the media department for the Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq, "The word of the Mujahideen Shura Council has gathered in one word to choose sheik Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir to be the successor for the deceased sheik Abu Musa’ab Zarqawi to head al Qaeda.

Sheik Abu Hamza Al-Muhajir, is a good brother, ex-member in Jihad with a lot of religious information. We ask God to lead him and us to the right path, and to accomplish what sheik Zarqawi has started."

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