According to an interview broadcast by the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news channel, prince Abdul Rahman al-Faisal is the ruler of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).
Prince Abdul Rahman al-Faisal, a graduate of Sandhurst military academy, is the brother of Foreign Affairs Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, and of Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Ambassador to the United-States and the United-Kingdom.
ISIS is the Al-Qaeda branch in Iraq and Syria. It figures on the UN list of terrorist organizations. It Is funded by the United-States, by virtue of a law adopted for fiscal year 2014 during a Congress session behind closed doors . It benefited of a logistical support from Turkey inside Syria.
Ayman al-Zawahiri reacted to this revelation by saying that he would peel off the Al-Qaeda label from the ISIS (a decision made after the legal funding by the US).