Ayman al - Ayman al-Zawahiri Position: Bin Ladens second in...

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Ayman al-Zawahiri Position: Bin Laden’s second in command and the undisputed senior military commander. Background: Al-Zawahiri, who claims to be the supreme leader of the Egyptian Jihad, is responsible for converting bin Laden to Islamic fundamentalism. Subhi Muhammad Abu-Sunnah (“Abu-Hafs al-Masri”) Position: Military Commander of al-Qaida. Background: A prominent Egyptian fundamentalist leader. He has close ties to bin Laden and has accompanied him on his travels to Arab and foreign countries. He also helped to establish the al-Qaida organization in Afghanistan in early 1991. He moved his activities with bin Laden to Sudan and then backed to Afghanistan. Hizballah (Party of God) Alias: Islamic Jihad Group Profile Hizballah, an extremist political-religious movement based in Lebanon, was created and sponsored by a contingent of 2,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGs) dispatched to Lebanon by Iran in July 1982, initially as a form of resistance to the Israeli presence in southern Lebanon. Hizballah’s followers are Shia Muslims, who are strongly anti-Western and anti-Israeli and totally dedicated to
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