Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri (Al-Qaeda video)

Al-Qaeda Softens Its Tone But Still Wants Blood

Since protests broke out in Algeria in late February 2019 against the country’s president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was standing for a fifth term, there have been large demonstrations demanding freedom and democracy.

A new generation is challenging the ruling military elite, and on April 2 the wheelchair-bound leader finally stepped down after two decades in power.

Less widely known is the fact that Al-Qaeda has been using the latest protests in the Arab world as a new opportunity to win over disgruntled Muslims and exploit their appetite for change.

Read more at Chatham House

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