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America's Long War With al-QaidaCurated byThe Features Desk
It was a terror group few Americans had heard of before Sept. 11, 2001. But al-Qaida quickly became a major focus of U.S. government policy, through to the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011. The weakened group hasn't made many headlines in recent years, until the U.S. drone strike that killed current leader Ayman al-Zawahri this week. But the weakened organization remains active and a threat, some experts say.