“By May 1997 he [Islamic Jihad leader Ayman al-Zawahiri] had reunited with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. The two would be inseparable for the next four years. Meanwhile Zawahiri’s Islamic Jihad continued to attack Egyptian targets, but since the regime had grown increasingly impervious to assault, it now aimed at softer targets that would weaken the Egyptian economy, including Western and Israeli tourists visiting Egypt’s antiquities.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Bruce Riedel, The Search for Al Qaeda, Page 23