2,187. 7/15/2001

In an interrogation of Tunisian al Qaeda recruit Nizar Trabelsi that was conducted by Belgian police in June 2002, Trabelsi said: ” ‘During the rally [at an al Qaeda training camp outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan] [in July 2001] an alliance between [Egyptian Islamic Jihad leader] Ayman Zawahiri and bin Laden was made against the Americans and the Jews. Before this alliance bin Laden and Zawahiri formed two separate groups.’ “ [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 271

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