Al-Qaeda: Casting a Shadow of Terror

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2003 - Political Science - 292 pages
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On a hot summer's day in 1996 a plane carrying Osama bin Laden and a few friends and family landed just outside the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. The Saudi-born Islamic activist had little equipment, few followers and minimal local support. Yet within five years he had built an organization that was to carry out the most shocking and devastating terrorist attack in history.

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What Is alQaeda?
September 11 Terror and Islam

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About the author (2003)

Jason Burke is the prize-winning Chief Reporter for "The Observer," London. He saw many of the key events described in this book at first hand.

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