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Since 9-11, al-Qaeda has been more an inspiration for anti-American terrorists than a provider of direct support.
  a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States; founded by Osama bin Laden; planned the 9-11 terrorist attacks
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Headquartered in Afghanistan and dispensed money, logistical support, and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups in more than 50 countries prior to being driven out by coalition forces lead by the United States.
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  • Since 9-11, al-Qaeda has been more an inspiration for anti-American terrorists than a provider of direct support.
  • The Americans say they gave Pakistan billions of dollars to help their campaign against al-Qaeda, but we didn’t see a single cent. Musharraf built a mansion by Rawal Lake in Islamabad and bought an apartment in London.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The Taliban and al-Qaeda had been very clever about leading American soldiers into traps.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Alan might be sold to al-Qaeda, ransomed, transported across borders.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • Nobody appeared to know exactly what had happened, though I overheard "North Korea" blaring from the radio of a parked cab, and "Iran" and "al-Qaeda" muttered by a number of passersby.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Security has been tightening because of Kabul’s support of Bush’s war in Iraq and expected reprisals from al-Qaeda.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • There was also al-Qaeda in Iraq, a mostly foreign group that saw the war as an opportunity to kill Americans.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • They’re saying now the journalists were probably Al-Qaeda men.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, had been living in Kandahar when the attack on the World Trade Center happened, and the Americans had sent thousands of troops to Afghanistan to catch him and overthrow the Taliban regime which had protected him.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • He might have said something, some offering of impotent outrage, if this had been the work of the Taliban, or al-Qaeda, or some megalomaniacal Mujahideen commander.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • We picked up a pretty wide variety of suspects—financiers for al-Qaeda, bomb-makers, insurgents, foreign insurgents—one time we picked up a truckload of them.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Sheikh Abdullah al-Janabi—had his headquarters in the city.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Others were loyal to al-Qaeda in Iraq or Sadr or some of the other whackadoos out there.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The Americans said it was the al-Qaeda training camp which had featured in the group’s videos and that the hill was riddled with tunnels and gun emplacements.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The Americans claimed that al-Qaeda militants who had fled from Afghanistan during the US bombing were using the areas as a safe haven, taking advantage of our Pashtun hospitality.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • That’s why the Taliban and al-Qaeda favored pressure plates and other triggers that were belowground."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
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