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Definition of the noun al-qaeda

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noun

  1. a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries
    • examples: Over seven years ago, the United States pursued al Qaeda and the Taliban with broad international support. We did not go by choice, we went because of necessity. | I am aware that some question or justify the events of 9/11. But let us be clear: al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people on that day. | The victims were innocent men, women and children from America and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet Al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. | Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces in Pakistan. | The victims were innocent men, women and children from the United States and many other nations who had done nothing to harm anybody. And yet Al Qaeda chose to ruthlessly murder these people, claimed credit for the attack, and even now states their determination to kill on a massive scale. | The incident came in the wake of Al-Qaeda's admission of responsibility, in a statement published by the organization, for an attack that targeted the republican palace in the city of Al-Mukalla in southern Yemen and resulted in the deaths of 30 officers and soldiers.
    • regions: Afghanistan / Islamic State of Afghanistan; Islamic Republic of Pakistan / Pakistan / West Pakistan
    • domain: act of terrorism / terrorism / terrorist act
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • alternative spelling: al Qaeda
    • synonyms of al-Qaeda: al Qaida / al-Qa'ida / al-Qaida / Base / Qaeda
    • instance of: foreign terrorist organization / FTO / terrorist group / terrorist organization = a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals

Writings

  1. "Al-Qaeda" is a book by Jason Burke.
    • also known as "Al-Qaeda: casting a shadow of terror"
    • subject: Al-Qaeda
  2. "Al-qaeda" a.k.a. "Al Qaeda" is a book by Paul L. Williams.
    • also known as "Al Qaeda: brotherhood of terror"

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Google previewConspiracy Encyclopedia (2006)

by Thom Burnett

Spanish election - was unusual for a traditional al-Qaeda operation. It did, however, achieve the withdrawal of Spanish troops from Iraq. Most of the Moroccan bombers were later arrested and confessed that there had been almost no ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Afghanistan (2012)

by Ludwig W. Adamec

Al-Qaeda is a terrorist organization, founded by Osama bin Laden, Abu Ubayda al-Banshiri, and Muhammad Atif in 1988, with the purpose being the “cleansing of the Muslim countries from corrupt and secular rulers, and fighting against the ...

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With terrorist groups like al Qaeda, you can't learn what you want to learn about their capabilities and their future plans by taking a picture of it, and they've learned not to use the telephone. (Bob Graham)
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