3,395. 2/15/2002

“As of early [February] 2002, international security and intelligence agencies estimate there to be at least 300 active and dormant members of Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda associate Islamist members in Europe. Without exception they are the cream of Al Qaeda’s trained members.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Rohan Gunaratna, Inside al Qaeda, Page 115

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