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US charges one suspect in bombing

Prior Coverage
Missile strike strains fragile US-Pakistan tie

Terror figure's family has benign ties in US

Bomb kills 1, hurts 25 at Cape Town eatery

Japan cult may have used agent found in Sudan

Heightened security signals wariness of terror

Taliban report vow by Saudi tied to blasts

Arab League calls missile attacks "blatant violation"

Assets frozen
US targets terrorist wealth

Detainees speak
3 reportedly tell of embassy plot

Prepared to die
At rally, Sudan leader invokes holy war

Flashpoints Elsewhere
The other US foreign-policy hurdles

Hardening Policy
US adopts Israeli tactics

Local Response
Wagging dog? Fine, some say

News Analysis
A hectic period that left a lasting skepticism

Vacation Redux
Clinton flies back to his haven on Vineyard

Afghans, Sudanese denounce attacks

Chronology
US responses to terrorism

Saudi exile vows 'war' on US

Security levels raised across US

US calls terrorists' losses significant

Security at monument is tightened

Pakistan multinational staff says they feel threatened

Egypt says it not involved in strikes on Sudan

Sudanese mob British embassy in Khartoum

Reports dull success of strikes

Arab world enraged by attacks

Pakistan says missile didn't land on soil

Most Americans approve of Clinton's decision

More than 70 protest in Boston

Angry Sudanese storm embassy

Security tight in NY, Boston

US hits "terrorist facilities" in Afghanistan, Sudan

At home, timing of move appears suspect to some

Rapid retaliation departure for US

Allies back US strikes

With 2d address, a different Clinton

Reaction
Friends register backing; foes, fury

The weapon
Tomahawk missiles' accuracy is improved

Religious zeal supplanting politics as motive

An attack project born amid turmoil

Quick, need rewrite! A vacation hiatus surprises press

Culture of cynicism makes comparisons to movie inevitable

Editorial
The right response to terrorists

With 2d address, a different Clinton

Profile
Elusive Saudi main suspect in US bomb probe


The Air Strikes
Details

Comments

The attack on Sudan

The attack on Afghanistan


Out Front
(Associated Press)

"Islamic Int'l" now in sights of a superpower

Prominent Arab militants from Afghanistan

Militancy has many names


Maps
From the CIA

-Afghanistan
-Sudan


Statements
President Clinton

Military leaders


Many names for Militancy

WORLD ISLAMIC FRONT FOR JIHAD AGAINST JEWS AND CRUSADERS: A coalition formed in February. Charter signed by Osama bin Laden, Jihad's Ayman al-Zawahri, Islamic Group's Rifai Ahmed Taha and Pakistani and Bangladeshi activists. Threatened attacks against the United States. Before the U.S. embassy attacks, Taha, on website, distanced himself from coalition.

ISLAMIC ARMY FOR THE LIBERATION OF HOLY SHRINES: Previously unheard of, claimed responsibility for bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Warned of more attacks. Statements were sent to Arab newspaper with messages from Jihad coalition.

JIHAD: Long a presence in Egypt, traces itself to group that assassinated President Anwar Sadat in 1981. Led by Ayman al-Zawahri. Known for high-profile assassination attempts in Cairo. Considers Egyptian government illegitimate and wants to replace it with Islamic state.

ISLAMIC GROUP: Active since 1970s in Egypt. Fought insurgency in southern Egypt. Key figures include Mustafa Hamza and Rifai Ahmed Taha, who is considered real leader. Splits in group over those backing cease-fire in Egypt and those opposed. The hawks, mostly abroad, are believed in Afghanistan. Also seeks Islamic state.

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, 08/20/98



 

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