313. 11/24/1989

“After the [Afghan-Russian] war ended, and al-Qaeda was looking to move their movement global, there were attempts on [al-Qaeda co-founder] Abdullah Azzam’s life. On November 24, 1989, Azzam and his two sons were killed when three land mines detonated as a motor caravan was taking them to the mosque in Peshawar [Pakistan] to pray. There have been many speculations as to the guilty party, but most believe [Egyptian jihadist Ayman al-] Zawahiri to be the mastermind of the assassination.”

 – Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, and Jean Sasson, Growing Up Bin Laden, Page 78

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