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U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating whether al Qaeda's leadership council has convened to choose the group's next leader following the death of Osama bin Laden.
The U.S. intelligence community is closely monitoring the state of Egypt's highest security prisons, trying to track dozens of senior members of al Qaeda, the Islamic Group and Egyptian Islamic Jihad to find out whether any have escaped and where they have gone.
As Russian authorities sift through the wreckage of the Moscow airport attack, the world's attention will be drawn to the Muslim separatists who experts suspect carried out the Monday bombing.
Juan Zarate, a former deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration, said al Qaeda must "figure out if the transfer of power also means the transfer of direct loyalty, which will bring to the floor all of the tensions and fissures, especially among the senior leadership with Zawahiri. I doubt that all of them will want to pledge bayat to him."
Juan Zarate, a former deputy national security adviser to Mr. Bush for counterterrorism, said he thought the Saudi government, which shares a border with Yemen, would step up its own counterterrorism operations against AQAP.