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The events and affects leading to the 9/11 Attacks
Transcript of The events and affects leading to the 9/11 Attacks
Bin Laden launched a terror campaign against the United states due to his expressed anger from U.S. troops in Arabia.
Osma Bin Laden's Motivation
The Creation of Al Qaeda
The roots of al Qaeda were created due to the Soviet war in Afghanistan from 1979-1989
The main leader of al Qeada was Osama Bin Laden an Islamic extremist who formed the extremist al Qaeda terrorist group
To gain support Bin Laden created a cause for the group a resistance or "holy war" against the Soviets called Jihad
The Rise of the Taliban
The Taliban became the leading power in Afghanistan in 1998.
The Civil War in Afghanistan
The Civil War began with the Soviets invading Afhganistan in 1979
A group valled the Mujahideen began to form to resist the soviet communist government.
The United States started to supply military supplies for the Mujahideen's resistance.
This left Afghanistan in turmoill causing rivalries between groups over power and control.
Once the Taliban gained control they enforced extreme and harsh laws based on the Shari'a ( texts of religious literature)
The Taliban emerged as a powerful movement in 1994
When the Soviets pulled out of Afghanistan al Qaeda gained a stronger foothold
Early Attacks by al Qaeda
al Qaeda began to operate and round up other groups from the Middle East and Africa.
Bin Laden began to plan his Jihad (holy war) against the West
Bin Laden thought the U.S. presence was a humiliation to the Islamic religion
He also disproved of The United State's involvement in Israel and presence in the Holy land
The Taliban Leader was Mullah Mohammed Omar
Pakistan began to supply weapons and military training to the Taliban
The Taliban gained control in several Afghan cities and captured Kabul in 1996
Timeline of Major Events leading to 9/11
Osama Bin Laden
September 27, 1996
June 25, 1996
August 7, 1998
U.S. embassies in Nairobi Kenya and Dar es Salaam Tanzania were bombed . The United States launched an air strike against terrorist camps in Sudan and Afghanistan
August 28, 1988
FBI accused Bin Laden of declaring Jihad against U.S.
February 26, 1993
World Trade Center garage bombed by Islamic Extremist group
1993 New York Bombing
Taliban suspected of giving refuge to Bin Laden and takes over Kabul Afghanistan
November 4, 1998
Bin Laden charged with embassy bombings
October 12, 2000
Suicide bombers from Yemen attack U.S. Navy destroyer USS Cole. Attacked traced back to al Qaeda
Mullah Mohammed Omar
The Causes of 9/11
Finally the soviets withdrew from Afghanistan
Khobar Tower Bombing
November 13, 1995
Car bomb detonates in a parking lot adjacent from the Saudian Arabian National Guard in Riyadh.
A Terrosiat truck bomb exploded near the perimeter of the Khobar Towers, in Dhahran Saudi Arabia
The U.S. Embassy Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
All of these events and causes led up to the 9/11 attacks
The attacks and 9/11 helped America become better prepared for the future.