1,302. 8/20/1998

On August 20, 1998, 13 days after the African embassy bombings, “The US responded with a series of attacks on seven targets in Afghanistan and Sudan, which resulted in public-relations damage both at home and abroad. At a cost of more than $56,250,000 (the price alone of the seventy-five Tomahawk missiles deployed at £750,000 each) the US struck, among other targets, the al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant in Sudan, which was deemed a nerve-gas factory owned by bin Laden. In fact, it produced 50 per cent of the impoverished nation’s medicines. The strike inflamed Muslims the world over, and motivated many to join al Qaeda in the Afghan Kush.”

 – Abdel Bari Atwan, The Secret History of al Qaeda, Page 80

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