1,113. 2/23/1998

“In February [23] 1998, from a camp at Zawar Kili, near Khost in southern Afghanistan, Bin Laden issued a second declaration of war against the U.S., and announced a merger of Al Qaeda with organizations from Pakistan, Egypt, and from across Africa.” Bin Laden declared a new strategy: ” ‘To kill Americans and their allies, both civil and military, is an individual duty of every Muslim who is able, in any country where this is possible.’ “

 – Terry McDermott, Perfect Soldiers, Pages 176-177

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