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Princeton's WordNet

  1. al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, Base(noun)

    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


  1. al-Qaeda(ProperNoun)

    A worldwide network of militant Islamic organizations and individuals.

  2. Origin: Representing القاعدة.


  1. al-Qaeda

    Al-Qaeda is a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden at some point between August 1988 and late 1989, with its origins being traceable to the Soviet War in Afghanistan. It operates as a network comprising both a multinational, stateless army and a radical Sunni Muslim movement calling for global Jihad and a strict interpretation of sharia law. It has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, and various other countries. Al-Qaeda has carried out several attacks on non-Muslims, and other targets it considers kafir. Al-Qaeda has attacked civilian and military targets in various countries, including the September 11 attacks, 1998 U.S. embassy bombings and the 2002 Bali bombings. The U.S. government responded to the September 11 attacks by launching the War on Terror. With the loss of key leaders, culminating in the death of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda's operations have devolved from actions that were controlled from the top-down, to actions by franchise associated groups, to actions of lone wolf operators.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of al-qaeda in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of al-qaeda in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Another State Department official:

    The core of HTS is Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.

  2. Raza Rumi:

    Their ambitions are linked to the agenda of al Qaeda.

  3. Michael Morell:

    ISIS has gained affiliates faster than Al Qaeda ever did.

  4. Ashraf Ghani:

    The Taliban need to choose not to be al Qaeda, and be Afghan.

  5. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi:

    ??????What Iran does at (my country) is more dangerous than al Qaeda.

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