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Old 19th September 2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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When exactly did OBL move to Sudan?

Sources vary, like the 9/11 Commission most sources said 1991 but Lawrence Wright some others said 1992

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NYT 1996

“After the Persian Gulf war in 1991, Mr. Bin Laden moved to the Sudan, where a significant part of his investments remain, and stepped up his financing of anti-American Islamic groups.”

http://www.nytimes.com/1996/08/14/wo...m&pagewanted=3

Knight-Ridder 1998
He was exiled from Saudi Arabia in 1991 to Sudan but now lives in the mountains of Afghanistan

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...1+|+1992&hl=en

Newsday - Aug 21, 1998

In 1991 he moved to Sudan, where he condemned the United States' presence in the holy land during the Persian Gulf War. Bin Laden was expelled by the Sudanese government in 1996, an action for which the United States had lobbied.

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/newsday/...r&pqatl=google

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Aug 21, 1998

After lambasting both the US and Saudi Arabia, bin Laden re treated to Sudan in 1991 He used his fortune to establish a legitimate construction company, ...

New York Daily News - Aug 11, 1996
Under pressure for his outspokenness, Bin Laden fled in 1991 to the Sudan, where he set up his own construction company and, according to the U.S. State Department, at least three terrorist training camps.

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/..._to_plots.html

Contra Costa - Aug 8, 1999
In 1991, the indictment alleges, Mohamed personally escorted bin Laden from Pakistan to Sudan, where he helped train bin Laden's bodyguards

Associated Press Archive - Jun 13, 2001
--1991: United States drives Iraq from Kuwait in Gulf War. Resenting US military presence in the region, bin Laden moves from Saudi Arabia to Sudan. He later loses Saudi citizenship. --1992: Ahmad Ajaj and Ramzi

San Antonio Express-News - Feb 7, 2000
... plane for bin Laden after bin Laden relocated to the Sudan. The Saudi millionaire exile moved to Khartoum in 1991 Cohen said the plane crashed in 1992

United Press International - Dec 13, 1999
1991 Bin Laden moves to Sudan and targets the United States and its allies in the Middle East The U.S. government launches a campaign against him

Newswatch: Nigeria's weekly magazine - 1998
He was based in Saudi Arabia until his reported anti-government activities prompted the Saudi government to expel him in 1991, after which he relocated to Sudan. In May 1996, Sudan expelled Bin Laden following US demand and ...

Political Handbook of the World
, 1999: Arthur S. Banks, Thomas C. Muller, William Overstreet - 2000

- In 1991 bin Laden moved his operations to Sudan, his attacks on the Saudi government becoming more scathing after he was stripped of his citizenship in 1995 for "irresponsible behavior", a reference to his having made large sums of

Rogue regimes: terrorism and proliferation - Page 265
Raymond Tanter - 1999 - 338 pages -

In 1991, bin Laden relocated to the Sudan. In 1994, moreover, Riyadh stripped him of his Saudi citizenship after Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen accused him of supporting subversive groups.

1992


New York Times - Feb 8, 1999
''He has been blown beyond all proportion,'' said Ghazi Salah el-Din, the Information Minister of Sudan, where Mr. bin Laden lived from 1992 to 1996

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/02/08/wo...t&pagewanted=2

Philadelphia Inquirer - Oct 11, 1998
Prosecutors say they have established links between bin Laden's ... He set up headquarters in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 1989, then moved to Sudan in 1992.

Newsweek 1999

Gradually, bin Laden moved from logistics to fighting. He fought well; the Russians reportedly put a price on his head. ... he was confined to Jedda In April 1991, he left Saudi Arabia and by 1992 was in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...c6bcf1051a4fb2

Dollars for terror: the United States and Islam
By Richard Labévière

Osama bin Laden had already visited Sudan in 1990, where he met Dr. Hassan el-Tourabi and joined the Islamic National Front. But he really settled in, in the Khartoum suburb of Omdurman, in 1992.

http://books.google.com/books?id=Dub...201992&f=false

Some sources like Wright indicate he started doing business in Sudan around 1990, left Saudi Arabia 1991 and went to Pakistan and/or Afghanistan and only to Sudan in 1992.

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Old 19th September 2010, 07:23 PM   #2
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No idea, but I am guessing it was not a "made public" event, with people around him reporting the time/date to the media or others. I am guessing most accounts are estimates based on reports of his movements in late 2001, early 2002. I do not think he was nearly as heavily tracked back then...

But who knows.

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Old 19th September 2010, 07:29 PM   #3
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That's probablly part of it the earliest Google News hits for "bin laden" sudan were in 1995.

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Old 19th September 2010, 07:31 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by T.A.M. View Post
No idea, but I am guessing it was not a "made public" event, with people around him reporting the time/date to the media or others. I am guessing most accounts are estimates based on reports of his movements in late 2001, early 2002. I do not think he was nearly as heavily tracked back then...

But who knows.

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1991 according to this.

http://www.iacsp.com/itobli3.html

By 1993 We were already trying ti get him expelled from Sudan.
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