“…in April 1996 Sudan politely asked bin Laden to leave [the country]. …He chose [to head to] Afghanistan, where he knew he could rely on the support of his old comrades. Many of them now reorganized into the fundamentalist Islamic militia known to the West as the Taliban…” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, Page 186