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 and was run by Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, a Palestinian Sunni Islamic scholar known as the “Father of Global Jihad”. Osama bin Laden began primarily as a supporter and fundraiser for the mujahideen. As he expressed more...


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