OutFront live Mon. – Fri. 7p ET

The UK raised its level in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory. Ashleigh Banfield is in for Erin Burnett.
August 9th, 2013
09:20 PM ET

The new face of terror: Who is Nasser al-Wuhayshi?

President Obama says al Qaeda is not as strong as it used to be.

"This tightly organized and centralized al Qaeda that attacked us is broken apart and very weak and not a lot of operational capacity but al Qaeda can cause a threat and kill some people."

CNN has learned the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates that were closed around the world was because of a plot planned by Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda in Yemen, who's quickly risen in the ranks and is becoming enemy No. 1. 

Outfront: CNN's Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr has the story.


Filed under: al Qaeda • International
soundoff (One Response)

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 341 other followers