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al-Qaeda, al-Qaida [ælˈkaɪdə ælkɑːˈiːdə]
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a loosely-knit militant Islamic organization led and funded by Osama bin Laden, by whom it was established in the late 1980s from Arab volunteers who had fought the Soviet troops previously based in Afghanistan; known or believed to be behind a number of operations against Western, especially US, interests, including bomb attacks on two US embassies in Africa in 1998 and the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York in 2001
[from Arabic al-qa`ida the base]
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n → al-Qaida no art, → El Kaida no art
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