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Al-qaeda

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Noun

1. al-qa'ida, al-qaeda, al-qaida, base, qaeda

a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries

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Al-qaeda

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noun
a loosely-knit militant Islamic organization led and funded by Osama bin Laden, by whom it was established in the late 1980s from Arab volunteers who had fought the Soviet troops previously based in Afghanistan; known or believed to be behind a number of operations against Western, esp US, interests, including bomb attacks on two US embassies in Africa in 1998 and the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York in 2001

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Al-qaeda

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noun
a radical Islamic organization operating through an international network of secret cells: it claims to be engaged in a jihad and has been responsible for many acts of terrorism
: also written ˈal-Qaeda, ˈal-Qaida

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Al-qaeda

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n.
An international organization of loosely affiliated cells that carry out attacks and bombings in the attempt to disrupt the economies and influence of Western nations and advance Islamic fundamentalism.

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