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al-Qaeda leader

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  • Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, a Yemeni who made propaganda videos for bin Laden, hooked up a satellite receiver for the al-Qaeda leader so he could watch live coverage of the attacks, but Bahlul had trouble finding a satisfactory video signal in the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan.

    The Longest War

  • Indoctrinating his eight-year-old boy to believe that holy war is what gives meaning to his young life says much about how the al-Qaeda leader views the world.

    The Longest War

  • The al-Qaeda leader told Atwan, I really feel secure in the mountains.

    The Longest War

  • Around the same time, Hazarat Ali, a local Afghan commander, told a New York Times reporter that the al-Qaeda leader had been recently spotted in Tora Bora.

    The Longest War

  • In the Tora Bora settlement of Milewa, a three-hour drive up a narrow mud-and-stone road from Jalalabad, the al-Qaeda leader maintained his own mini-jihadist kingdom for several years before 9/11.

    The Longest War

  • The special awe that his followers had for the al-Qaeda leader struck John Miller, an ABC News correspondent who interviewed bin Laden in 1998.

    The Longest War

  • Around the time of the Cole bombing, the al-Qaeda leader evacuated everyone from his compound at Kandahar airport and split up from his senior advisers Mohammed Atef and Ayman al-Zawahiri so that all three would not be killed together in the event of a retaliatory American strike.

    The Longest War

  • In mid-May 1996, under intense pressure from the Sudanese government, bin Laden left for Afghanistan, an exile—or in Arabic, a hijra—that the hyper-religious al-Qaeda leader no doubt interpreted as a distant echo of the hijra that the Prophet Mohammed had himself made fourteen centuries earlier to escape the pagans of Mecca and to build up his perfect Islamic society in the nearby town of Medina.

    The Longest War

  • A couple of weeks after the first American bombing raids had begun, the al-Qaeda leader met with Taysir Allouni of Al Jazeera, who interviewed the Saudi exile at length on October 21.

    The Longest War

  • Khalid al-Hubayshi, a Saudi bomb-making expert, was in the Tora Bora trenches as the al-Qaeda leader prepared for his showdown with the United States.

    The Longest War

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