“The Sudanese told bin Laden to leave, confiscated his construction equipment, and forced him to sell all his assets at a fraction of their worth. Perhaps fearing that Sudan would turn him over to his enemies if he stayed much longer, bin Laden left Khartoum on May 18, 1996, on his own initiative. He returned to Afghanistan where the chaos of the early 1990s was being replaced by the terror of the Taliban.”

 – Bruce Riedel, The Search for Al Qaeda, Page 56