Al-Qaida Terrorist Organizations // Al-Qaida

During the 1980s, resistance fighters in Afghanistan developed a worldwide support network to recruit Arabs to fight Soviet occupation forces. This network, known as the Maktab al-Khidamat, helped finance, train and recruit mujahideen fighters throughout the world. After the 1989 Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, the network of mujahideen supporters came under the control of Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden began primarily as...


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