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Ayman al-Zawahri (left), the right-hand man of Osama bin Laden, is likely to be the successor of the al Qaeda leader, an intelligence official said, but he "is not popular within certain circles of the group."

Associated Press Ayman al-Zawahri (left), the right-hand man of Osama bin Laden, is likely to be the successor of the al Qaeda leader, an intelligence official said, but he "is not popular within certain circles of the group."

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