International Islamic Front for Jihad Against the Jews and Crusaders
Al-Jabhah al-Islamiyyah al-'Alamiyyah li-Qital al-Yahud wal-Salibiyyin

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late 1980s, by Osama bin Laden - also referred to as Usama Ibn Ladin - as an Islamic terrorist organization. Other titles: The Base; Islamic Army for the Liberation of the Holy Places; Islamic Salvation Foundation; Qa'idat al-Jihad; Al Qaeda. Commonly associated with the terrorist attack on the USA, 11 Sep 2001. Founded following splits within the Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK) – Services Office, co-founded by Osama bin Laden and Abdallah Azzam, mid-1980's, to coordinate and supply foreign material and human resources to the 'Mujahedeen' fighting the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.


Unite the Muslim population and establish a government based on the rule of the Caliphs; eliminate opposition and impediments to the establishment of a Caliphate.


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