What 4 places were targeted in 911?

On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, nineteen terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners mid-flight while traveling from the northeastern U.S. to California….

  • New York City, New York, U.S.;
  • Arlington, Virginia, U.S.;
  • Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Who leads the al-Qaeda now?

Ayman al-Zawahiri
Ayman al-Zawahiri

Ayman al-Zawahiri أيمن الظواهري
Military career
Allegiance Egyptian Islamic Jihad (1980–1998) Al-Qaeda (1988–present)
Years of service 1980–present
Rank General Emir of Al-Qaeda

What are three facts about al-Qaeda?

Did You Know?

  • There are several branches and affiliates of al Qaeda; ISIS, or ISIL, began as one of these branches.
  • Many branches of al Qaeda have attempted to capture territory and establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
  • Al Qaeda despises Western influence and action in the Middle East, especially from the U.S.

What event provoked a US led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001?

Afghanistan War, international conflict in Afghanistan beginning in 2001 that was triggered by the September 11 attacks and consisted of three phases.

Who is number two for al Qaeda?

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah
Al Qaeda’s number two leader, Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, was killed by Israeli agents. His pseudonym was Abu Muhammad al-Masri, who was killed in November 2020 in Iran. He was involved in the 1988 assassination attempt on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

What is al-Qaeda in English?

Al Qaeda in American English (æl ˈkeɪdə ; ɑl ˈkaɪdə ) noun. a radical Islamic organization operating through an international network of secret cells: it claims to be engaged in a jihad and has been responsible for many acts of terrorism. : also written ˈal-Qaeda, ˈal-Qaida.