Al Qaeda leaders say group near collapse amid rise of ISIS, report claims

by  |  published on June 11, 2015

061015_sr_griffin_640Two of Al Qaeda’s spiritual leaders have said that the terror organization is barely functioning after losing money and manpower to the rapidly rising Islamic State group, according to a report.

Abu Qatada and Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi have described Al Qaeda as being without “organizational structure,” the Guardian reports. Maqdisi said Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri is isolated from his top lieutenants and “operates solely based on the allegiance.

“There is no organizational structure. There is only communication channels, and loyalty,” he reportedly said.

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