1993 WTC bombing It killed 6 people and injured over 1000.
May 1996 ---Sudan expels bin Laden, and he returns too Afghanistan
Afghanistan Was Run by the Taliban, A Violent Local, Afghanistani Group Led By Mullah Omar
The Taliban Did Not Plan the 9/11 Attacks, But They Let Bin Laden Operate in Afghanistan and Refused to Turn Him Over to the US
1996 car bombing of Khobar Towers 19 Americans were killed and hundreds injured.
Fatwa In August of 1998, Al Qaeda, led by bin Laden and Ayman Zawahiri declare war on American.
Embassy bombings: 1998 Two American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed simultaneously. 220 people were killed.
Clinton responds. President Clinton, risking Wag the Dog criticism during the Lewinsky scandal, decided to attack al Qaeda in response.
US sends missiles against Qaeda training camps in Sudan and Afghanistan----to little effect.
2000Millennium Attacks Foiled! Jordanian police halted 4 bombings Four al Qaeda terrorists arrested, crossing cross the Canadian border with nitroglycerin in his trunk. They set out to bomb LA International Airport. In Yemen, a boat with explosives tried to bomb a navy ship but sank due to being overloaded
USS Cole attack Oct. 2000 In Yemen, Al Qaeda operatives sent a suicide bomber aboard a small ship near the USS Cole and detonated its bomb, blowing a large hole in the US Navy ship. 17 sailors killed.
Review Quiz 1. The Soviet Union invaded what country in 1979 where al Qaeda formed? 2. In the first Gulf War, what was bin Ladens objection regarding American troops in Saudi Arabia? 3.Was Osama bin Laden friends with Saddam Hussein of Iraq? 4. How was the WTC attacked in 1993? 5. What American embassies were bombed in 1998? 6. What Navy ship was bombed in 2000? 7. How many planes were hijacked on 9/11/2001, and what happened to each of them? 8 Name 3 Al Qaeda leaders.