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August 12, 2022

Al-Qaeda (English pronunciation: [ælˈkaɪdə] or [ælˈkeɪdə]; Arabic: القاعدة‎, al-qāʿidah,, Indonesian transliteration: Al Qa'idah ((Kaidah), "foundation" or "foundation") is an organization paramilitary jihad whose main goal is to reduce outside influence on Islamic interests.Al-Qaeda is classified as an international terrorist organization by the United States, European Union, United Nations, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and several other countries. Al Qaeda was founded and formed by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers with the aim of gathering strength to expel the Soviet Union in the Afghanistan War.

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U.S. Dept. of Justice, Al Qaeda Training Manual at www.usdoj.gov (archived 20050331091340) Al-Qaeda in Oxford Islamic Studies Online Decade After 9/11, Al-Qaeda in Shambles 17 de-classified documents captured during the Abbottabad raid and released to the Combating Terrorism Center Bin Laden documents at a glanceMediaPeter Taylor. (2007). "War on the West". Age of Terror, No. 4, series 1. BBC. Investigating Al-Qaeda, BBC News Adam Curtis (2004). The Power of Nightmares. BBC. Al Qaeda's New Front from PBS Frontline, January 2005 Inside al Qaeda – video report by National Geographic