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Bin Laden and Abu Rida discuss forming al-Qaeda


Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationMaktab al-Khidamat
Time Aug. 11, 1988
ParticipantsOsama bin Laden, Abu Rida al Suri
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe record of this meeting comes from documents found during a raid of the Benevolence International Foundation's office in Sarajevo, uncovered in searches by Bosnian authorities in March 2002.

Abu Rida and bin Laden discussed forming a "camp" or "base (Qaeda)" and notes differences with Abdullah Azzam.1
1United States versus Enaam Arnaout, government proffer.
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