A heavily redacted CIA intelligence report on September 22, 1998, focused on the incorporation of al-Jihad (aka Egyptian Islamic Jihad, EIJ) into al-Qa’ida. This merging was due to EIJ’s “[Redacted] shortage of funds. [EIJ leader Ayman al-] Zawahiri [redacted] rely increasingly on financial assistance from Usama (Bin Ladin), which has resulted, for practical purposes, in the incorporation of EIJ into al-Qa’ida.”

 – CIA, “[Title Excised] Terrorism: Incorporation of Ayman Zawahiri’s al-Jihad Organization into Usama Bin Ladin’s al-Qa’ida; Recent Activities of Egyptian Associates of al-Qa’ida,” (CIA Intelligence Report), The Central Intelligence Agency’s 9/11 File:, The National Security Archive, Sep. 22, 1998