2,940. 10/15/2001

In an interview conducted by Taysir Alouni of Al Jazeera during October 2001, Osama bin Laden said: ” ‘Abu Ubaidah al Banjshiri established the training camps for our mujahideen against Russia’s terrorism during the 1980s. We used to call the training camp al Qaeda. And the name stayed.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 74

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