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Al-Qaida (Osama Bin Laden)
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Facts regarding the
110-story buildings previously occupied by 50-70,000 people during normal business hours.
Design criteria included ability to withstand a 240-kph wind storm, the loss of perimeter columns due to sabotage, and impact from a fully fueled 707 aircraft anywhere along the tower height.
The February 26, 1993 bombing (approx. 900 kg. of explosive) resulted in 6 fatalities and over 1000 wounded. Structural damage was largely isolated to the parking garage and adjacent Vista Hotel.
a.k.a. Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK - Services Office)
Established by Usama Bin Ladin about 1990 to bring together Arabs who fought in Afghanistan against the Soviet invasion. Helped finance, recruit, transport, and train Sunni Islamic extremists for the Afghan resistance. Current goal is to "reestablish the Muslim state" throughout the world. Works with allied Islamic extremist groups to overthrow regimes it deems "non-Islamic" and remove Westerners from Muslim countries. Issued statement under banner of "The World Islamic Front for Jihad Against The Jews and Crusaders" in February 1998, saying it was the duty of all Muslims to kill US citizens, civilian or military, and their allies everywhere.