Sunday, November 4, 2012

On November 4

On this day in ...
...1998, the U.S. Department of State offered a $5 million reward "for information that leads to the arrest and/or conviction anywhere in the world of Osama Bin Laden and his military commander, Mohammad Atef," suspected of being responsible for simultaneous bombings of U.S. embassies, which had left hundreds dead in Kenya and Tanzania. (poster credit) The very next day, a federal grand jury in New York issued an indictment against bin Laden. U.S. officials would not find bin Laden until May 2011 – nearly a decade after the terrorist attacks of September 11,  2011 – when a team of Navy Seals killed him at his hideout in Pakistan.

(Prior November 4 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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