Al Qaed The Osama Bin Laden

1084 Words Jun 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
Gerardo Herrera
Mr. Coffey
Al-Qaeda
June 21, 2016 Al-Qaeda grew from the Service Office founded in 1980 lead by the infamous Osama bin Laden. This was an office that was tasked with destroying Muslim brigade that stood in the way of the Soviets invasion of Afghanistan. However, Laden did not want to stop after this task. He began to train and recruit warriors from over 20 countries. With these fighters, Bin Laden planned to carry the holy war past Afghanistan. This lead to the creation on Al-Qaeda in 1988. The group was focused on removing western influence from Muslim theocracy and create strict Islamic governments.
The group operates with no central headquarters. In the year 1991 to 1996, Al-Qaeda had points of operation around the Pakistan-Afghan border and in Pakistani cities. However, during the Era of the Taliban, they shifted from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
Since its creation the group has been responsible for a total of 13 major attacks. These attacks included the bombings of the U.S embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dares Salaam, Tanzania, the U.S.S Cole, a French tanker around Yemen, three residential compounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Madrid commuter trains, London public transport, Abqaiq petroleum processing facility, an attempt and success at killing the Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and the a Detroit bound Northwest Airline flight. They also have performed car bombs in Pakistan and Kenya. While doing this in Kenya, they attempted to shot down an…
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