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August 9th, 2013
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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.


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