Al Qaeda Timeline

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  • Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

    A group of mujahideen who would become Al Qaeda form to fight the Soviet Occupation, financed by the Ameican government and paid through the ISI.
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    Al Qaeda Timeline

  • Al Qaeda Operations move to Sudan

    After being exiled from Saudi Arabia after speaking out against the help Saudi Arabia recieved from the US, Al Qaeda moves to Sudan till 1996.
  • Bomb Detonated In Yemen in attempt against American troops.

    al-Qaeda's first terrorist attack took place as two bombs were detonated in Aden, Yemen. The first target was the Movenpick Hotel and the second was the parking lot of the Goldmohur Hotel.
  • World Trade Centre Bombing

    The 1993 World Trade Center bombing occurred on February 26, 1993, when a truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
  • Al Qaeda moves to Afghanistan

    After being kicked out of Sudan, Al Qaeda moves to Afghanistan, a kland plauged by infighting since the Soviet Invasion.
  • US Embassy Bombing

    The 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings were a series of attacks that occurred on August 7, 1998, in which hundreds of people were killed in simultaneous truck bomb explosions at the United States embassies in the major East African cities of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.
  • USS Cole Bombing

    The USS Cole Bombing, or the USS Cole Incident, was a suicide attack against the United States Navy destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) on October 12, 2000 while it was harbored and refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden. Seventeen American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured.
  • 9/11

    The September 11, 2001, attacks were the most devastating terrorist acts in American history, killing approximately 3,000 people. Two commercial airliners were deliberately flown into the World Trade Center towers, a third into The Pentagon, and a fourth, originally intended to target the U.S. Capitol, crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • Declaration of the War On Terror

    On October 7, 2001, the official invasion began with British and US forces conducting airstrike campaigns over enemy targets.
  • Osama Bin Laden Killed.

    U.S. President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden was killed by "a small team of Americans" acting under Obama's direct orders, in a covert operation in Abbottabad, Pakistan.