A top Al Qaeda analyst believes Saif Al-Adel is serving as interim caretaker for the terrorist group after Osama Bin Laden's death.
Noman Benotman is a former associate of Bin Laden's and now an analyst with a British think tank.
He told Reuters that Al-Adel is effectively operating as interim leader of Al Qaeda while the organization collects pledges of loyalty to Bin Laden's number two man, Ayman Al-Zawahri.
U.S. prosecutors say Adel, an Egyptian, helped plan the U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam in 1998.
They also say he set up Al Qaeda training camps in Sudan and Afghanistan during the nineties.