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Is Al Zarqawi still alive?

Is Al Zarqawi still alive?

Deceased (1966–2006)
Abū Muṣʻab Zarqāwī/Living or Deceased

Where is Al Zarqawi from?

Zarqa, Jordan
Abū Muṣʻab Zarqāwī/Place of birth

How did Al Qaeda get its start?

Al-Qaeda’s name means “the base.” It was started in the 1980s by volunteers in Afghanistan, a Muslim nation that had been invaded by Soviet forces. Muslims were angry that a non-Muslim country had soldiers on Muslim soil. Bin Laden and other Arabs came to Afghanistan to help fight the Soviets.

When did Isis emerge?

ISIL originated in 1999, pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda and participated in the Iraqi insurgency following the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Western forces. In June 2014, the group proclaimed itself a worldwide caliphate and began referring to itself as the Islamic State (الدولة الإسلامية ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah; IS).

What was Abu Musab al Zarqawi’s real name?

Abu Musab was a sturdy man who was not really very good at words. He expressed himself spontaneously and briefly. He would not compromise any of his beliefs. Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh ( Arabic: أحمد فضيل النزال الخلايلة ‎ ’Aḥmad Faḍīl an-Nazāl al-Ḫalāyla ), is believed to have been al-Zarqawi’s real name.

Why was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi important to bin Laden?

According to a report by The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, “Zarqawi’s criminal past and extreme views on takfir (accusing another Muslim of heresy and thereby justifying his killing) created major friction and distrust with bin Laden when the two first met in Afghanistan in 1999.”

Where did Abu Musab al-Zarqawi set up his camp?

It is also possible that Zarqawi set up only one camp for only one group known by those two different names in 1999. called it “a camp near Herat, reportedly specialised in manufacturing poisons”. In early September 2001, Zarqawi was in Iran around the same time of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the USA.