Al Qaeda

By Alex Brislan

Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda is An International terrorist organisation which was founded in 1988 by Abdullah Yusuf Azzam who Led them from 1988 to 1989 When Osama Bin Ladin took over. He was the leader of Al Qaeda Until he was Assassinated in 2011 by the American Military in Pakistan. Osama Bin Ladin was part of most of the terror attacks performed by this group including the famous attack on the twin towers in 2001 (911). Al Qaeda is Originally from Pakistan and is now based in Afghanistan. Al Qaeda main goal is to inflict terror on western Civilisation. There main target from history has been the united states of America, where they have made the most well known attack in the world on them (911). They have made a great impact on the world especially after 911 for example the security when catching a flight the security is very tight. very different to what it was 15 years ago.

The goals of Al Qaeda is to for fill the goals of there religion and praise there god. They are Muslim Extremest who have changed some of the laws of their religion to suit there terrorist ways.

Yemen Hotel Bombings

On December 29,1992, Al Qaeda made their first ever terror attack on the Yemen Hotel in Aden. The Attack is known as the Yemen Hotel bombings and and was an attempt to kill American troops but it failed. this attack is also considered the first ever attack on The United States of America. though the objective was unsuccessful. The troops had already left before the bomb was detonated, but an Australian tourist and a hotel employee were killed and four Australian tourists were injured. A second bomb detonated before it was ment to at the Aden Mövenpick Hotel, where other United States Marines had also been staying, and three people were injured, none of which were Americans. At the moment, the bombings did not show up on the United States’ radar because no Americans had died. This attack was led By Osama Bin Ladin who was the leader of Al Qaeda at the time.

The Impact of this attack was that it was there first attack. were 1 person died and more than 10 were injured. they did not achieve there goal because the american troops got out before anyone could have been killed.


911 is the most well known terror attack ever carried out to date. It was carried out on November 11 2001 by Al Qaeda led By Osama Bin Ladin. The Terrorist High jacked two planes and flew them into the world trade centre (twin Towers) in New York. Both of the building collapsed Killing people who were in the building and also people on the ground. 2996 people died in the attacks and was the biggest terrorist tragedy in American History.