1,316. 8/26/1998

While bin Laden was in Sudan, Saudi Arabia made several unsuccessful attempts to dissuade him from targeting Saudi interests. According to the August 26, 1998, issue of Newsday, “The al-Qaeda defector Jamal al-Fadl discussed with Saudi officials the possibility of assassinating bin Laden. In 1994, a group of men armed with AK-47s opened fire at bin Laden’s house in Khartoum–an attempt probably engineered by the Saudis.”

 – Peter Bergen, Holy War, Inc., Page 92

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