“In May 1997, [Taleban leader] Mullah [Mohammed] Omar invited him [Osama bin Laden] to reside in the Taleban capital, Kandahar [Afghanistan]. Bin Laden accepted and moved his family and some of his lieutenants and fighters; he ordered others…to stay in Jalalabad and Kabul. In Kandahar, he began a more peripatetic life. He now had al-Qaeda members in three major Afghan cities, as well as training facilities in Khowst, Kandahar, Helmand, and Nangarhar provinces.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Michael Scheuer, Osama Bin Laden, Pages 107-108