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 Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda

Historical Background- In approximately 1989, Bin Laden and co-defendant Muhammad Atef founded "Al Qaeda," “an international terrorist group ... which was dedicated to opposing non-Islamic governments with force and violence." (“Al Qaeda”

-Al-Qaeda is a Sunni militant Islamist organization that was founded by Saudi national Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1988.("the facts about Al-Queda

-One of the principal goals of Al Qaeda was to drive the United States armed forces out of Saudi Arabia (and elsewhere on the Saudi Arabian peninsula) and Somalia by violence." (“Al Qaeda” -Al-Qaeda helped finance, recruit, transport and train thousands of fighters from dozens of countries to be part of an Afghan resistance to defeat the Soviet Union (

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