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Profile: Abdullah Azzam

 
  

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1985-1989: Precursor to al-Qaeda Puts Down US Roots      Complete 911 Timeline

      
Sheikh Abdullah Azzam.
Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, bin Laden's mentor, makes repeated trips to the US and other countries, building up his organization, Makhtab al-Khidimat (MAK), also known as the Services Office. Branches of the MAK open in over 30 US cities, as Muslim-Americans donate millions of dollars to support the Afghan war against the Soviet Union. Azzam is assassinated in a car bomb attack in late 1989. Some US intelligence officials believe bin Laden ordered the killing. Bin Laden soon takes over the MAK, which morphs into al-Qaeda. His followers take over MAK's offices in the US, and they become financial conduits for al-Qaeda operations. [Lance, 2003, pp 40-41]
People and organizations involved: Abdullah Azzam, Makhtab al-Khidimat, Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda
          

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