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|people or groups who use violence in an attempt to achieve their political or religious goals
|took control of
|vigorously active, combative and aggressive, especially in support of a cause
|militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in the late 1980s. Al-Qaeda began as a logistical network to support Muslims fighting against the Soviet Union during the Afghan War; members were recruited throughout the Islamic world.
|officially take possession or control of (something), especially for military purposes
|a rebellion against authority when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as a nation or person engaged in war or conflict.