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Inside Al Qaeda : global network of terror

Author: Rohan Gunaratna
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
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"Inside Al Qaeda examines the leadership, ideology, structure, strategies, and tactics of the most violent politico-religious organization the world has ever seen. Although founded in 1988, Al Qaeda merged with, and still works with, several other extremist groups. Hence Al Qaeda rank and file draw on nearly three decades of terrorist expertise. Moreover, it inherited a full-fledged training and operational  Read more...
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Named Person: Osama Bin Laden; Osama Bin Laden
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rohan Gunaratna
ISBN: 0231126921 9780231126922
OCLC Number: 49225508
Description: xiii, 271 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Who is Osama bin Laden? --
Al Qaeda's global network --
Asia: Al Qaeda's new theatre --
The Al Qaeda threat and international response.
Responsibility: Rohan Gunaratna.

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Based on five years of research, it sheds crucial new light on Al Qaeda's role in financing and training terrorists in Asia, Africa, the Caucuses, the Balkans, and the West and assesses the terror  Read more...

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