What is left for al-Qaeda?

Interesting series of tweets apparently from Aimen Dean, a member of al-Qaeda who grew disillusioned after the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings and became an MI5 spy.

He has touched off a whirlwind of speculation about the future of al-Qaeda, or at least its organisational structure comprising a core leadership in the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands with affiliates around the world. Essentially his messages reflect a world in which Islamic State has gained prestige, power and wealth and al-Qaeda is struggling to adapt… as well as to survive in a region where drone strikes have put it on the back foot.

But is it true? How well-connected is Dean (not his real name) these days? Only time will tell, I guess.

https://twitter.com/AimenDean/status/584241270089916416

https://twitter.com/AimenDean/status/584241896089788416

https://twitter.com/AimenDean/status/584242464187293696

https://twitter.com/AimenDean/status/584242849220136961

https://twitter.com/AimenDean/status/584243469578670080

https://twitter.com/AimenDean/status/584243972316377089


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