August 20, 2022
Al-Qaeda (Arabic القاعدة, al-qāʿidah, IPA: /ælˈqɑːʕɪdɐ/, “base”, “base”, “foundation”, “principle”) is one of the largest Islamist international terrorist organizations. Created in 1988. After the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda directed the spearhead of the struggle against the United States, the countries of the so-called "Western world" and their supporters in Islamic countries. The purpose of the organization is to overthrow secular regimes in Islamic countries, to create a "Great Islamic Caliphate". After the bombings of US embassies in the capitals of Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, al-Qaeda acquired the status of the No. 1 terrorist organization in the world. Al-Qaeda is responsible for the planning and implementation of a number of major terrorist attacks, including the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. The chain of events that began with the attack on September 11, 2001 and linked to the activities of al-Qaeda and the measures to suppress it, is known as the War on Terrorism. Collaborates with Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Jangvi and Caucasus Emirate.