1,303. 8/20/1998

“On August 20 [1998], the United States retaliates against Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda [for the African embassy bombings on August 7, 1998], sending cruise missiles into al-Qaeda training camps. Two hours prior to the attacks, Osama, his sons, and commanders left one of the training camps near Khost [Afghanistan] to travel to Kabul to a safe house. Sources say that only six fighters were killed. [Osama’s son] Omar bin Laden reports that thirty fighters were killed.”

 – Najwa bin Laden, Omar bin Laden, and Jean Sasson, Growing Up Bin Laden, Page 316

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