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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda (/ælˈkaɪdə/ or /ˌælkɑːˈiːdə/; Arabic: القاعدة al-qāʿidah, Arabic: [ælqɑːʕɪdɐ] ...... The origins of al-Qaeda as a network inspiring terrorism around the world and training operatives can be traced to the Soviet War in Afghanistan ...

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/1670089.stm

Jul 20, 2004 ... Al-Qaeda, meaning "the base", was created in 1989 as Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden and his colleagues ...

foreignpolicy.com/2014/03/17/al-qaeda-core-a-short-history

Mar 17, 2014 ... Al Qaeda Core: A Short History « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine ... has recently grown in political significance as U.S. President Barack ...

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/network/alqaeda/indictment.html

The following excerpts from the Moussaoui indictment outline Al Qaeda's origins, why it violently opposes the U.S., its goals, structure, organization, and affiliated ...

www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07272007/alqaeda.html

Jul 20, 2007 ... The true roots of Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network stem from the decade- long conflict that plagued Afghanistan from 1979-1989.

www.britannica.com/topic/al-Qaeda

al-Qaeda: broad-based militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in the late 1980s.

www.meforum.org/999/al-qaedas-saudi-origins

From where did Al-Qaeda come? While its actions are well known, its intellectual origins are not. Many scholars and analysts depict the group as a new ...

www.wilsoncenter.org/article/al-qaeda-v-isis-origins-global-reach

Sep 28, 2015 ... By Cameron Glenn Al Qaeda and ISIS – also known as ISIL, the Islamic State, or Daesh (in Arabic) – are both violent extremist groups ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jul/13/history.alqaida

Jul 12, 2008 ... 11 AUGUST 1988 Al-Qaeda is formed at a meeting attended by Bin Laden, Zawahiri and Dr Fadl in Peshawar, Pakistan. The creation of the ...