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Al-Qaeda (القاعدة ', translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Database", alternatively spelled al-Qaida and al-Qa'ida''') is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet–Afghan War.wikipedia
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September 11 attacks

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Al-Qaeda has mounted attacks on non-military and military targets in various countries, including the 1998 United States embassy bombings, the September 11 attacks, and the 2002 Bali bombings.
The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

War on terror

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The United States government responded to the September 11 attacks by launching the "War on Terror", which sought to undermine al-Qaeda and its allies.
The targets of the campaign are primarily Sunni Islamist fundamentalist armed groups located throughout the Muslim world, with the most prominent groups being Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State, the Taliban, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, and the various franchise groups of the former two organizations.

Ayman al-Zawahiri

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Following the death of bin Laden in 2011, the group has been led by Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri (أيمن محمد ربيع الظواهري; born June 19, 1951) is an Egyptian terrorist known for being the leader of terrorist group al-Qaeda since June 2011, succeeding Osama bin Laden following his death, and is a current or former member and senior official of Islamist organizations which have orchestrated and carried out attacks in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and also some in North America and Europe.

Death of Osama bin Laden

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The deaths of key leaders, including that of Osama bin Laden, have led al-Qaeda's operations to shift from the top down organization and planning of attacks, to the planning of attacks which are carried out by associated groups and lone-wolf operators.
Osama bin Laden, the founder and first leader of the Islamist terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, shortly after 1:00 am PKT (20:00 UTC, May 1) by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group (also known as DEVGRU or SEAL Team Six).

Abdullah Azzam Brigades

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The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, or al-Qaeda in Lebanon, is a Sunni Islamist militant group, and the al-Qaeda's branch in Lebanon.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

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He was the leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), until he was killed by a US airstrike in Yemen in June 2015.
It was named for al-Qaeda, and states it is subordinate to that group and its now-deceased leader Osama bin Laden, a Saudi citizen of Yemeni heritage.

Salafi jihadism

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Al-Qaeda operates as a network of Islamic extremists and Salafist jihadists.
The most infamous jihadist-Salafist attack is the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States by al-Qaeda.

Al-Shabaab (militant group)

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Bilal Abdul Kareem, an American journalist based in Syria created a documentary about al-Shabab, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia.
In 2012, it pledged allegiance to the militant Islamist organization Al-Qaeda.

Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group

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The Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, known by the French acronym GICM (Groupe Islamique Combattant Marocain), is a Salafi jihadist terrorist organisation affiliated with Al-Qaeda.


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Al-Qaeda (القاعدة ', translation: "The Base", "The Foundation" or "The Database", alternatively spelled al-Qaida and al-Qa'ida''') is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet–Afghan War.
In the early 21st Century, members of groups involved in Islamic terrorism such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS are usually described as militants.

Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades

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The Abu Hafs al-Masri Brigades, or Abu Hafs al-Masri Battalions, is a group which claims to be a branch of the Islamic fundamentalist organisation Al-Qaeda.

Jemaah Islamiyah

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On 25 October 2002, immediately following the JI-perpetrated Bali bombing, JI was added to the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 as a terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda or the Taliban.

Fatah al-Islam

It has been described as a militant jihadist movement that draws inspiration from al-Qaeda.

Imam Shamil Battalion

Al-Qaeda in Caucasus and Russia
It is the Caucasian/Russian branch of Al-Qaeda.

Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn

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In addition, both before and after the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (the former leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq), the umbrella organization to which al-Qaeda in Iraq belongs, the Mujahideen Shura Council, has a regular presence on the Web.
Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn or TQJBR ("Organization of Jihad's Base in Mesopotamia", تنظيم قاعدة الجهاد في بلاد الرافدين), also referred to as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, AQI, or Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia) is an Iraqi Sunni Islamic Jihadist organization affiliated with al-Qaeda, for part of the first two decades of the 21st century.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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In February 2014, after a prolonged dispute with al-Qaeda in Iraq's successor organisation, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), al-Qaeda publicly announced it was cutting all ties with the group, reportedly for its brutality and "notorious intractability".
ISIL originated as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999, which pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda and participated in the Iraqi insurgency following the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Western forces at the behest of the United States.


Panag also stated that al-Qaeda had strong ties with Kashmiri militant groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed based in Pakistan.
It also maintained close relations with Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and continues to be allied with these groups.

Saif al-Adel

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Al-Zawahiri replaced Saif al-Adel, who had served as interim commander.
Saif al-Adel (born 11 April 1960/63) is an Egyptian former military colonel, explosives expert, and a high-ranking member of al-Qaeda who is still at large.

Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

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Its original objective was to overthrow President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, and to create an Islamic state under Sharia; however, in subsequent years, it reinvented itself as an ally of Al-Qaeda.

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman

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Atiyah Abd al-Rahman was alleged to be second in command prior to his death on August 22, 2011.
Atiyah Abd al-Rahman (عطية عبد الرحمن died August 22, 2011), born Jamal Ibrahim Ashtiwi al Misrati, was reported by the US State Department to be a senior member of al-Qaeda and a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Ansar al-Sunna.

Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin

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It is the official branch of Al-Qaeda in Mali, after its leaders swore allegiance to Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Islamic Jihad Union

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Headquartered in North Waziristan, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan, the group has been affiliated with both Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Abu Yahya al-Libi

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On June 5, 2012, Pakistani intelligence officials announced that al-Rahman's alleged successor, Abu Yahya al-Libi, had been killed in Pakistan.
Abu Yahya al-Libi (أبو يحيى الليبي, ; c. 1963, Marzaq – June 4, 2012), born Mohamed Hassan Qaid, was a terrorist and leading high-ranking official within al-Qaeda, and an alleged member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

Al-Qaeda Kurdish Battalions

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It is the Kurdish branch of al-Qaeda that has launched several attacks on the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq.

Islamic State of Iraq

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In November 2010, the militant group Islamic State of Iraq, which is linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq, threatened to "exterminate all Iraqi Christians".
Jama'at participated in the Iraqi insurgency (2003–2011) following the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Western forces, and on 17 October 2004 al-Zarqawi had pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network; and the group became known as Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (commonly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq).