1,283. 8/20/1998

“On August 20, 1998, [Egyptian Islamic Jihad leader Ayman al-] Zawahiri, speaking with the Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai by satellite phone, delivered this statement on bin Laden’s behalf [:] ‘Bin Laden calls on Muslims to continue jihad against Jews and Americans to liberate their holy places. In the meanwhile, he denies any involvement in the Nairobi and Dar es Salaam [American embassy] bombings.’ ”

 – Peter Bergen, The Osama bin Laden I Know, Page 224

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