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Princeton's WordNet

  1. al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, Basenoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. al-Qaedanoun

    A worldwide network of militant Islamic organizations and individuals.

    Etymology: Representing القاعدة.

Freebase

  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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of al-qaeda in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Harnisch:

    We ended the war in Afghanistan, but I can tell you right now that the war against terror is not over, it will continue because we just handed the Taliban, ISIS and al Qaeda, a major victory.

  2. Colin Kahl:

    We have seen signs... that the Taliban is wary about Afghanistan being a springboard for al-Qaeda external attacks, not because the Taliban are good guys, but because they fear international retribution if that were to occur.

  3. Fred Fleitz:

    The Saudis see a very dangerous situation -- there are the Houthi rebels, who are a Shiite group which may be becoming an Iranian proxy, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the most dangerous Al Qaeda franchise ... there is a question over whether they can get together an Arab coalition willing to send in ground troops, we’ve seen a slow motion civil war there for many years and now the pace is accelerating … Yemen is really dissolving into a kaleidoscope of conflicting factions.

  4. George W. Bush:

    Our intelligence community believes (he) was training in poisons at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan, and had been sent to the United States before September the 11th to serve as a sleeper agent ready for follow-on attacks, among the potential targets our intelligence community believes this al Qaeda operative discussed … were water reservoirs, the New York Stock Exchange and United States military academies such as this one.

  5. Britt Slabinski:

    When I look out at my team, I just get this feeling that Al Qaeda fighters're just being torn apart.

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