1,315. 8/24/1998

“The Taliban leader [Mullah Mohammad Omar] told Time magazine on August 24, 1998, that [Saudi intelligence chief Prince] Turki [al Faisal] had told him to keep bin Laden quiet. Omar made no reference to a Saudi request to hand bin Laden over for trial. Instead, after hearing from Turki, Omar said he told bin Laden ‘that as a guest, he shouldn’t involve himself in activities that create problems for us.’ ”

 – Steve Coll, Ghost Wars, Page 641

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