1,297. 8/20/1998

From a New York Times article on August 20, 1998: “When pressed after the two African [embassy] bombings in [August 7] 1998 to turn him [bin Laden] over, [Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad] Omar refused: ‘Even if all the countries of the world unite, we would defend Osama with our own blood.’ “

 – Bruce Riedel, Deadly Embrace, Page 56

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