Jihad magazine, issue 53, April 1989, explained that accounts of the Jaji battle [in which Osama bin Laden’s Arab mujahideen prevailed over Soviet forces in Afghanistan] were a tremendous recruiting device for Arabs drawn to the Afghan jihad. ‘After the victorious battle of Masada [in Jaji] in [May] 1987 the youths started coming in waves. The number of young Arabs arriving in Afghanistan was getting much bigger.’ ” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 57