9 Facts About Al Qaeda

1. In 2007, al-Al Qaeda released Mujahedeen Secrets, encryption software used for online and cellular communications.

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2. In 2006 al-Al Qaeda claimed they had established a wing in Kashmir.

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3. On December 29, 1992, al-Al Qaeda's launched its first terrorist attack.

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4. In September 2014 al-Zawahiri announced al-Al Qaeda was establishing a front in India to "wage jihad against its enemies, to liberate its land, to restore its sovereignty, and to revive its Caliphate.

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5. On September 11, 2001, al-Al Qaeda attacked the United States, hijacking four airliners within the country and deliberately crashing two into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

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6. In February 2016, al-Al Qaeda forces and Saudi Arabian-led coalition forces were both seen fighting Houthi rebels in the same battle.

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7. In 1996, al-Al Qaeda announced its jihad to expel foreign troops and interests from what they considered Islamic lands.

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8. Origins of al-Al Qaeda can be traced to the Soviet War in Afghanistan.

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9. In 2006, it was estimated that al-Al Qaeda had several thousand commanders embedded in 40 different countries.

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