#AceNewsServices – SYRIA – May 01 – A member of Al-Qaeda’s senior leadership, Sanafi al Nasr, has relocated to Syria, where he is living openly and publicly courts his followers on twitter, according to counter-terrorism analysts and social media messages.
He’s a spokesman for the al-Nusra Front. He’s connected, if not a planner, for the Al-Qaeda core. This demonstrates the integration of Al Qaeda and all its levels,” Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President for Research at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies said.
“And the fact that it’s (Al Qaeda leadership) now seeking out Syria as a core area of operations, this explains a lot about, I think, the new direction of Al-Qaeda today.”
While Nasr is not a household name, his pedigree is well established, according to counter-terrorism analysts, who say he is the third cousin of Usama bin Laden and almost all of his six brothers have fought alongside the Al Qaeda network.
At least one of his brothers was held at Guantanamo Bay.
The Saudi, who is on that nation’s most wanted list, was first identified by the Long War Journal as relocating to Syria, and as a member of Al-Qaeda’s so-called Victory Committee, which sets policy and long term strategy for the network.
Fox News – By Catherine Herridge Published April 24, 2014
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