Osama bin Laden, along with about fifteen others, formed the extremist group known as al-Qaeda—meaning “the base”—in 1988. Formed initially to continue the jihad against the USSR during the cold war, they also opposed any nation that they felt went against the principles of Islam. The photo above represents the flag used by al-Qaeda in the early 2000s.
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