1,050. 8/15/1997

“In August 1997, the CIA identified a bin Laden cell entrenched in Nairobi [Kenya] run by one Wadih el Hage, a Lebanese-born naturalized American citizen who had once served as bin Laden’s personal secretary. The CIA, and even visiting FBI teams, scoured el Hage’s Nairobi home in search of evidence. But the cells in Kenya were highly compartmentalized, and even U.S. intelligence and law enforcement attention did not deter the al-Qaeda operatives.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Samuel M. Katz, Relentless Pursuit, Page 240

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