On August 7, 1998, truck bombs ripped through two United States embassies 500 miles way from each other in Africa — one in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the other in Nairobi, Kenya. Well over 200 people were killed. For the vast majority of Americans, this would be the first time hearing of a Saudi named Osama bin Laden and an Egyptian named Ayman al-Zawahiri, and the global terrorist organization they controlled (and, in al-Zawahiri's case, still controls): al Qaeda.-/AFP/Getty Images REDUCED TO RUBBLE ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images THE GATHERING STORM
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