565. 12/29/1992

On December 29, 1992, terrorists attempted to bomb two hotels in Aden, Yemen, that had been housing U.S. Marines. These bombings “are believed to have been Osama bin Laden’s first attacks on Americans… Unbeknownst to the terrorists, the American soldiers staying at the Goldmore [hotel] had checked out two days earlier. While there were some one hundred U.S. Marines still at the Aden Hotel, a sharp-eyed security guard had foiled that attack. The terrorists had failed to kill or wound a single American.”

 – Richard Miniter, Losing Bin Laden, Page 4

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