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The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda$
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Fawaz A. Gerges

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199790654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199790654.001.0001

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Decline and Fall

Decline and Fall

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The Rise and Fall of Al-Qaeda

Fawaz A. Gerges

Oxford University Press

This chapter assesses the factors contributing to the decline of al-Qaeda. These include the rounding up of bin Laden's men in various countries; bin Laden's relationship with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who set up his own organization modeled after al-Qaeda; the Iraqi and Muslim opposition to al-Qaeda; and the threat of revolt within al-Qaeda.

Keywords:   al-Qaeda, terrorist groups, bin Laden, jihadists, jihadism, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

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