APPOINTMENTS: New Al Qaeda Leader Named
Eamon al-Zawahri, new Al Qaeda Leader
Veteran militant Eamon al-Zawahri has taken command of al Qaeda after the killing of Osama bin Laden. He is the first Irishman to head up the organisation.
His whereabouts are unknown, although he has long been thought to be either hiding in his toolshed on his small holding in Laois; or along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The United States is offering a $25 million reward for any information leading to his capture or conviction.
An emotional Edna Kenny today took a break from watching his Riverdance The Special Edition DVD to appeal to al Zawahri to hand himself in for the reward. “It would be a very positive contribution to the economy” he said