The indulgence of outfit in the trivial activities like abduction of insignificant and unconcerned persons yet again reflects its disconcerted state and incapability of new leadership. In fact, unlike Osama Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahri doesn’t have the charisma and the vision to run the terrorist organization. It has also been learnt through several intelligence reports that Al-Qaeda foot soldiers are no more ready to abide by the instructions of new leadership since they also doubt the credibility and capability of Ayman Al Zawahri. The death of Anwar Awlaki has also served a severe blow to Al-Qaeda’s media campaign as he was considered as the only capable propagandist who played an imperative role in luring in Muslim youth through internet. Consequently, vivid decline in the ferocity of recruitment campaign of Al-Qaeda is quite perceptible.
Although, Al-Qaeda leadership is now focusing on other regions of the world, especially the Arab countries, it has very bleak chances to obtain any success in the near future. Since during revolutions in Arab counties, youth did not support Al-Qaeda’s campaigns against western domination but actually strived against the dictatorships in their own countries. This whole episode largely left Al-Qaeda on the sidelines even in the Arab countries where once it enjoyed a considerable support in the form of funds and recruits.
The fight against the most notorious terrorist organization appears to be advancing towards success in the region. The people in Pakistan now fully comprehend the conditions and circumstances in which Jihad becomes obligatory. The fast eroding public support and well-targeted operations by Pakistani security forces against Al-Qaeda’s few remnants in the tribal belt can surely help in the complete elimination of the terrorist outfit and guarantee a new era of peace and stability, not only in Pakistan but also in the entire South Asia region.