The Washington Put up February 10, 2014
Christian Taylor, The Dialog: Al-Qaida is stronger at present than it was on 9/11
Al-Qaida has recruited an estimated 40,000 fighters since Sept. 11, 2001, when the Osama bin Laden-led extremist group attacked the US, in response to the not-for-profit Council on International Relations.
Regardless of a United States-led world “warfare on terror” that has price US$5.9 trillion, killed an estimated 480,000 to 507,000 individuals and assassinated bin Laden, al-Qaida has grown and unfold since 9/11, increasing from rural Afghanistan into North Africa, East Africa, the Sahel, the Gulf States, the Center East and Central Asia.
In these locations, al-Qaida has developed new political affect – in some areas even supplanting the native authorities.
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WNU Editor: I’m skeptical on reviews that it’s stronger at present, however the group is unquestionably completely different at present from what it was on 9/11.