1,234. 8/7/1998

Pakistani immigration officials detained Mohammed Saddiq Odeh, leader of al Qaeda’s Mombassa cell, on August 7, 1998. “Under questioning by immigration, Odeh admitted his participation in the Nairobi [embassy bombing] plot. …Most important, though, he admitted to being a member of al Qaeda, under the leadership of bin Laden.”

 – John Miller, Michael Stone, and Chris Mitchell, The Cell, Page 212

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