2,277. 8/15/2001

“The United States received intelligence a month before Sept. 11 [August 2001] that bin Laden’s right-hand man, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, was receiving medical treatment at a clinic in San’a, Yemen… The Bush administration rejected a plan to capture him as officials could not be 100 percent sure the patient was Al-Zawahiri, sources said.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Deborah Amos, “Missed Trail of Messages Before Sept. 11,” ABC News, Feb. 20, 2002

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