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Fawaz A. Gerges is Director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics. This article is adapted from his new book, The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda.
News of Osama bin Laden’s killing by U.S. special forces at a compound near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad has sunk in. News of al Qaeda’s demise, on the other hand, has not.
Fawaz A. Gerges
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