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1979
Osama bin Laden left Saudi Arabia to fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan, where he laid the groundwork for his al-Qaeda network.
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1980
1989
During the 1980s Ayman Al-Zawahri fled from Egypt after he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for belonging to an outlawed group. He later met Osama bin Laden and became the "emir" of the Islamic Jihad.
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1986
Osama bin Laden began building a tunnel complex under mountains in Afghanistan near Pakistan as part of a CIA-funded project.
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1988
Saudi-born Osama bin Laden founded al Qaida (the base), a Sunni fundamentalist operational hub for terrorist activities. The organization’s intent was to establish an Islamic caliphate throughout the world.
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1988
In Peshawar, Pakistan, “The Essential Guide for Preparation” by Sayyid Imam al-Sharif (b.~1950), aka Dr. Fadl, appeared and became one of the most important texts in training for jihadis. Sayyid Imam al-Sharif, a co-founder of al-Qaida, was jailed in Yemen in 2001 and transferred to Egypt in 2004, where he changed his radical position and published "Document of Right Guidance for Jihad Activity in Egypt and the World," also transliterated as "Rationalizing Jihad in Egypt and the World". In it he proclaimed “We are prohibited from committing aggression, even if the enemies of Islam do that.”
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1989 Nov 24
In Peshawar, Pakistan, Abdulla Yusuf Azzam, a Palestinian intellectual, was assassinated in a car bombing reportedly ordered by Osama bin Laden for suspected CIA ties.
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1989
In Afghanistan Osama bin Laden formed al Qaeda.
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1989
Javed Hussain Shah completed 6 months of training in Afghanistan and led a Kashmiri insurgent group later dubbed the Jihad Force. He fought along with al-Qaida members and later became a Kashmiri legislator.
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1991 Sep
A group of young, radical Muslims seizes a government building in the Fergana Valley town of Namangan in eastern Uzbekistan, demanding establishment of an Islamic state. The group's leaders, Juma Namangani and Tahir Yuldash, later set up an Islamic party Adolat, or Justice, and then the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which grows into a terrorist group with links to al-Qaida.
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1992
In Yemen 2 hotel bombs directed at US servicemen killed 2 Australians. The bombing was later linked to Osama bin Laden, the scion of a wealthy Saudi family. He was stripped of his Saudi citizenship in 1994.
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1992
Harkat-ul Jihadi-e-Islami (HUJEI) was formed with funds from al-Qaeda with the goal of creating an Islamic state in Bangladesh.
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1992
Ramzi Yousef, nephew of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (Khaled Sheikh Mohammed), dispatched from Pakistan a childhood friend Abdul Hakim Murad to the US to begin plotting the 1st World Trade Center attack.

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1993
In Somalia Osama Bin Laden was suspected of supplying weapons to shoot down American helicopters.
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1994
Osama bin Laden arrived in Sudan from Afghanistan. He used his own money to finance road construction projects in the desert north of Khartoum.
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1996 May
Osama bin Laden was driven out of Sudan under pressure from the Clinton administration. His horse, “Swift Like the Wind,” was left behind. He had lived there for some years running a construction company and allegedly recruiting and training terrorists. Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, a Saudi Arabian-backed jihadist leader, invited bin Laden back to Afghanistan and bin Laden returned.
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1996 Aug
Osama bin Laden signed a fatwa authorizing Muslims to attack American military personnel.
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1996
Jamal Ahmed Al-Fadl, an al-Qaida insider, defected to the US and began to describe the extent of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist plans.
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1996
The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan recognized the Taliban after they seized the Afghan capital Kabul. All three countries cut ties with the Taliban after it sheltered al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the US.
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1996
The CIA obtained an al-Qaida training manual that suggested a 10-position leadership structure for members held in prison. In 2006 a report was made public that said prisoners at Guantanamo followed this structure.
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1997 Aug
Kenyan police with US investigators raided the home of Wadih el-Hage and seized his papers and computer. Hage was arrested a year later for his ties to Osama bin Laden and terrorist conspiracy.
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1997 Nov 17
In Egypt 6 gunmen killed 62 people, including 58 foreign tourists, at the Hatshepsut Temple in Luxor. The assailants, members of the Gamaa al-Islamiya, were all killed. The attack was meant to force the US to release Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman who was serving a life term for a plot to bomb NYC landmarks. The assailants, members of the Gamaa al-Islamiya, were all killed. It was later reported that Mustafa Hamza ordered the attack and that he was financed by Osama bin Laden. Mohamed Ali Hassan Mokhlis, a suspected planner of the attack, was arrested in Uruguay in 1999 and handed over to Egypt in 2003.
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1998 Feb 23
In Afghanistan Osama bin Laden declared a holy war on the US. Bin Laden announced the formation of the World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders. It called on Muslims worldwide to attack Americans. The Al Quds Al-Arabi newspaper published a statement that announced an alliance between Dr. Zawahri, head of the Egyptian Jihad, and Osama bin Laden. "We—with God’s help—call on every Muslim…to comply with God’s order to kill Americans."
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1998 Feb
In Afghanistan Osama bin Laden announced the formation of the World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders. It called on Muslims worldwide to attack Americans.
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1998 Jun
A US federal grand jury indicted Osama bin Laden on terrorist conspiracy charges. Prince Turki al Faisal of Saudi Arabia, chief of Saudi intelligence, negotiated with the Taliban in Kandahar, Afghanistan, for the ouster or custody for trial in Saudi Arabia of Osama bin Laden. Negotiations broke down after the Aug 7 US embassy bombings in Africa.
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1998 Aug 7
Two powerful bombs exploded at the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At least 147 [244-247] people were killed and over 4,800 were injured. 11 [12] of the dead were Americans. In Nairobi at least 53 buildings were damaged. The adjacent Ufundi Cooperative House was demolished and the 22-story Cooperative Bank House had all its windows shattered. Haroun Fazil of the Comoros Islands was later the 3rd bombing suspect to be charged in the Kenya bombing. Ali Mohamed, a former US Army sergeant, was involved in the US Embassy bombings. In 2000 he pleaded guilty for his role under the direction of Osama bin Laden. In 2001 Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-‘Owhali (24) of Saudi Arabia, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed (27) of Tanzania, Wadi El-Hage (40) of Texas, and Mohamed Sadeek Odeh (36) of Jordan were convicted on 302 counts. In 2007 Walid Muhammad bin Attash told a military tribunal at Guantanamo that he was responsible for organizing the 2000 Cole attack in Yemen as well as the 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2014 Adel Abdul Bary, a suspect in the bombings, pleaded guilty to lesser charges of making threats against Americans.
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1998 Aug 19
In Afghanistan Mullah Mohamed Omar, supreme Taliban ruler, said that: "Even if all the countries of the world unite, we would defend Osama with our blood."
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1998 Aug 20
Pres. Clinton ordered cruise missile attacks on Sudan and Afghanistan. About 50 missiles were fired at Zhawar Kili Al-Badr, the training camps of Osama Bin Laden and some 25 missiles against a suspected chemical plant in Khartoum. The US Operation Infinite Reach began in Afghanistan and Sudan and cost over $50 million.
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1998 Aug 22
President Clinton, in his Saturday radio address, announced he had signed an executive order putting Osama bin Laden's Islamic Army on a list of terrorist groups.
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1998 Sep 16
In Germany Mamduh Mahmud Salim, an alleged terrorist associated with Osama bin Laden, was arrested.
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1998 Sep 21
In New York Wadih el Hage, a Texas American citizen who served as the personal secretary for Osama bin laden in Sudan, was indicted for lying to a Manhattan grand jury investigating bin Laden.
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1998 Oct 26
In Afghanistan the Taliban ordered an investigation of Osama bin Laden.
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1998 Nov 4
A federal grand jury in Manhattan returned a 238-count indictment that charged Osama bin Laden for the US embassy bombings in Africa.
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1998 Dec 4
It was reported that an informant known as CS-1 confessed that he participated in a bin Laden-inspired plot to attack American military facilities around the world.
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1998
The CIA began to send teams of American officers to northern Afghanistan to convince Ahmed Shah Masood to capture and perhaps kill Osama bin Laden.
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1998
An Egyptian militant, believed to be Ahmed Nasrallah, reported to Yemen’s Political Security Organization on al Qaeda terrorists around the Marib region. The security service tipped off the terrorists.
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1999 Feb 10
In Afghanistan Taliban officials exchanged fire with bodyguards of bin Laden in Kandahar.
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1999 Feb 13
In Afghanistan the Taliban leadership replaced bin Laden's bodyguards with members of their intelligence service and Foreign Ministry.
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1999 May 19
Ali A. Mohamed, a former US Army sergeant, was indicted for conspiring with Osama bin Laden to kill Americans abroad.
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1999 Jun 7
The FBI put alleged terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden and anti-abortion activist and accused doctor killer James Charles Kopp on the bureau’s list of the Ten Most Wanted fugitives. Kopp was arrested in 2001 and later convicted of killing Dr. Barnett Slepian.
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1999 Jul 11
In London 2 Egyptian associates of Osama bin Laden were arrested. The fingerprints of Ibrahim Hussein Abdel Hadi Eidarous (42) and Adel Abdel-Meguid Abdel-Bary (39) were found on statements taking responsibility for the attacks against US embassies in Africa last August.
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1999 Oct 12
In Pakistan Gen'l. Pervez Musharraf led a military coup after PM Shariff tried to fire him and replace him with Gen'l. Zia Uddin. Musharraf avoided martial law and left the parliament intact. Sharif refused to let a passenger plane land in Karachi with 198 people aboard that included Gen. Musharraf. The coup cut short a Pakistani commando operation set up by the CIA to get Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. In 2009 the Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted Sharif of hijacking charges.
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1999 Oct 16
In Afghanistan the Taliban rejected the UN ultimatum to surrender Osama bin Laden and castigated the UN for threatening sanctions.
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1999 Nov 14
UN sanctions against Afghanistan went into effect following the Taliban refusal to turn over Osama bin Laden. Int'l. flights were banned and overseas assets were frozen.
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1999 Dec 14
In Seattle Ahmed Ressam (32), an Algerian, was arrested after crossing the border at Port Angeles from Canada with a car trunk with over 150 pounds of bomb-making materials that included 200 pounds of urea, timing devices and a bottle of RDX, cyclotrimethylene trinitramine. Canadian authorities later issued an arrest warrant for Abdelmajed Dahoumane for possessing or making explosives. Dahoumane was arrested in Algeria In Oct, 2000. In 2001 Ressam admitted that he planned to detonate a bomb at the LA Int’l. Airport. Mokhtar Haouari provided fake ID and $3,000 to Ressam. Haouari was sentenced to 24 years in prison in 2002. In 2005 Ressam was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
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1999
In Egypt defendants reported during the trial of 107 suspected terrorists that agents of Osama bin Laden had purchased dangerous biological agents through the mail for as little as $3,865."
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1999
Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, whose real name is Ahmed Fadheel Nazzal al-Khalayleh, was freed from a prison in Jordan under a royal amnesty. He was doing jail time for militant activities aimed at toppling the monarchy.
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1999
Oussama Kassir, a Lebanese-born Swede, plotted to help Al-Qaida recruit for a weapons training post in Bly, Oregon. In 2009 Kassir was convicted in New York for plotting to help Al-Qaida and for distributing terrorist training manuals over the Internet.
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2000 Mar 28
Jordan with US intelligence help indicted 28 followers of Osama bin Laden for plotting attacks against American tourists in Dec.
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2000 Apr
The FBI issued an alert to American agencies warning of a possible al Qaeda attack. It was based on allegations by Niaz Khan, a Briton of Pakistani descent who turned himself in to US authorities.
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2000 Jul 14
In Australia John Roche contacted the Australian intelligence agency, known as ASIO to discuss information regarding his contacts with al-Qaeda.
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2000 Oct 12
A US Navy destroyer, the USS Cole, refueling in Yemen suffered an enormous explosion in what appeared to be a terrorist attack. Initial reports had at least 6 sailors killed with 11 missing. The death toll was revised to 17. The 8,600-ton Cole was returned to the US aboard the Norwegian ship Blue Marlin. In 2001 a video tape by "Al-Sahab Productions" circulated among Muslim militants with footage of the bombed vessel. The Cole returned to active duty in 2003 following $250 million in repairs. In 2007 Walid Muhammad bin Attash told a military tribunal at Guantanamo that he was responsible for organizing the Cole attack as well as the 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2014 Abd al-Rahm al Nashiri (49) of Saudi Arabia faced trial for orchestrating the bombing.
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2000 Nov 22
Yemen identified the bombers of the USS Cole as 2 Saudi Arabian citizens with Yemeni family roots. One was named Abdul Mohsen al-Taifi and both had suspected to Osama bin Laden.
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2000 Dec 19
The U.N. Security Council voted to impose broad sanctions on Afghanistan Taliban rulers unless they closed "terrorist" training camps and surrender U.S. embassy bombing suspect Osama bin Laden.
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2000 Dec 20
In Afghanistan the Taliban ordered UN offices closed and pledged to boycott peace talks. New sanctions were imposed in response to the Taliban’s refusal to surrender Osama bin Laden.
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2000 Dec
Raed Hijazi (33), a California-born alleged operative of Osama bin Laden, was extradited from Syria to Jordan for planning bomb attacks on Christian, Jewish and US targets as part of a foiled millennium plot.
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2000
William Blum, a Washington DC historian, authored “Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower.” Sales of the book took off in 2006 when it was quoted by Osama bin Laden.
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2000
The al-Qaida manual “Declaration of Jihad Against the Country’s Tyrants” was found in Manchester, England.
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2001 Jan 5
In 2007 it was reported that a French intelligence document dated to this day warned that al-Qaida was at work on a hijacking plot. The information was passed on to the CIA. Documents on Osama bin Laden's terror network were drawn up by the French spy service, the DGSE, between July 2000 and October 2001.
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2001 Jan 25
Richard Clarke, US top counter-terrorism advisor, presented a strategy document to Condoleeza Rice with proposal for eliminating the threat from al-Qaeda. The document was made public in 2005.
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2001 Feb 5
Four disciples of Osama bin Laden went on trial in New York in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. The four were convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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