1,242. 8/7/1998

“The bombings of the American embassies in Nairobi [Kenya] and Dar-es-Salaam [Tanzania] using two explosives-laden trucks on 7 August 1998 were the first attacks by the World Islamic Front. Statements issued by al Qaeda explained that these cities had been chosen because they each housed a large US military presence and because both the Kenyan and Tanzanian governments backed US aggression against Iraq and had close links with Israel.”

 – Abdel Bari Atwan, The Secret History of al Qaeda, Page 55

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