According to the minutes of a three-day meeting at bin Laden’s house which began on August 18, 1988, military work for the mujahadeen was to be divided in two parts, according to duration:
“*Limited duration: They will go to Sada Camp [a camp on the Afghan-Pakistan border], then get trained and distributed on Afghan fronts, under supervision of the military council.
*Open [ended] duration: They enter a testing camp and the best brothers of them are chosen to enter Al Qaeda Al Askariya (the Military Base).”

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Pages 80-81