20 Years After 9/11, Al-Qaida Retains a Deadly Relevance in Malaysia

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The 9/11 attacks were among the deadliest terrorist attacks in modern history, taking the lives of more than 3,000 people. The incident brought al-Qaida, a shadowy transnational terrorist group to which the hijackers belonged, into the international spotlight.

Despite being based in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area, al-Qaida has had a long association with Southeast Asia,...