|Leader(s)||Osama Bin Laden (real life; K.I.A.); Abdul Azziz (novel; K.I.A.)|
The Monster Attacks; The Monster Attacks 3
Al-Qaeda is a Middle Eastern Islamic extremist group and the main antagonist faction in The Monster Attacks Series. Though not mentioned at all in the first book, they're mentioned by Cmdr. Carson in The Monster Attacks 2 and they're featured at the end of the novel. In The Monster Attacks 3, they become the main human antagonists, other than the Infected.
The Monster Attacks 2Edit
The insurgents in The Monster Attacks 2 look more like rogue mercenaries than terrorists; they're seen in civilian clothes, but with tactical vests and sometimes they wear crude BDUs made from blue jeans. They also wear face masks, gas masks, balacalvas, and sometimes even hockey masks.
They're seen at the end of the book, trying to defend their leader against Nathan Lynn, who eventually kills the leader and that causes al-Qaeda to fall apart.
The Monster Attacks 3Edit
The al-Qaeda in TMA 3 look like highly-trained and highly-paid professional PMCs (private military companies) that wear face masks, gas masks, jumpsuits, tactical clothing, BDU pants, ballistic helmets, and sometimes inky-black T-shirts covered with tactical vests. Some even have black duct tape on their clothes to give the illusion of a black ops faction.
They're seen during the first several acts of The Monster Attacks 3. They're first seen in Paris, France during a retaliatory attack against France after a failed attack on America in the previous novel. They're also seen in London, Engalnd, releasing a horde of Infected cannibals into the city in a full-blown killing spree, though this also fails, as the virus gets cleaned up over the course of a few months.
- TDI Vector
- M249 SAW
- PKP Pecheneg
- Beretta M9
- MP443 Grach
- Makarov PM
- Gas mask
- The TMA2 versions of al-Qaeda are joked upon by Rob McIntyre for being too "civilian-like".
- The TMA3 versions of al-Qaeda, however, look more like actual military forces.
- Oddly, Crystal's the only one who is afraid of al-Qaeda terrorists in general.