1,772. 10/20/2000

On October 20, 2000, “Ali Mohamed, a senior Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist who began working for bin Laden in 1991, pleaded guilty to several terrorism-related charges, including helping to plan the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. He received a reduced sentence for cooperating with American authorities. ‘I was aware of certain contacts between al Qaeda and [Egyptian Islamic] al Jihad, on one side, and Iran and Hezbollah on the other side. I arranged security for a meeting in the Sudan between [Emad] Mughaniyah, Hezbollah’s chief, and bin Laden. Hezbollah provided explosives training for al Qaeda and al Jihad. Iran supplied Egyptian Jihad with weapons. Iran also used Hezbollah to supply explosives that were disguised to look like rocks.’ ”

 – Stephen F. Hayes, The Connection, Page 68

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