1,148. 4/15/1998

“In April 1998, bin Laden even sent a delegation of his al-Qaeda fighters to attend the birthday celebrations of Saddam’s eldest son, Uday, who responded to this gracious gesture by agreeing to train a number of al-Qaeda recruits in Iraq.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Con Coughlin, Saddam: His Rise and Fall, Page xxviii

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