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1998 bombings of the U. S. Embassies in Nairobi

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Transcript of 1998 bombings of the U. S. Embassies in Nairobi

Terrorist Attack on U.S. Interests
Background Information
What happened?
Intended targets
Who was responsible?
The response

The Bombing
August 7, 1998 (anniversary of U.S. troops being deployed to Saudi Arabia)
Two U.S. embassies bombed simultaneously
A truck loaded with 2,000 pounds of TNT entered the embassy in Nairobi
By: Matt Wellington
1998 Bombing of the United States Embassy in Nairobi
Nairobi is the capital of Kenya
It is a westernized city
United States embassy located in downtown Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
213 people killed (12 Americans)
Thousands wounded
Hundreds maimed and blind

Bombing continued...
The main target of this attack was American property and personnel.
The embassy was completely destroyed.
12 American citizens killed.
Majority of casualties were Nairobi citizens.
Intended Targets and Results
McKinley , J. (1998, August 09). Bombing toll rises. Retrieved from http://partners.nytimes.com/library/world/africa/080998africa-bombing.html
Perl, R. (1998). Terrorism: U.s. response to bombings in kenya and tanzania. CRS Report for Congress, Retrieved from http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB55/crs19980901.pdf
Standberry, L. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-terrorist-attacks.php
U.s. embassies in east africa bombed. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-embassies-in-east-africa-bombed
Zill , O. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/binladen/bombings/bombings.html
The U.S. government claims that Osama Bin Ladin is responsible.
This was an attack done by four Al Qaeda associates.
Mohamed Rashed Daoud al-'Owhali, Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, Mohammed Saddiq Odeh, Wadih El-Hage were the four men responsible.
Who Was Responsible?
American Response
The four men directly involved were brought to justice.
August 20, 1998 - Missile strikes were launched against Al Qaeda training bases.
A chemical weapons facility in Sudan was also bombed.
213 people were killed in Nairobi embassy bombing
Al Qaeda is the responsible party
Four men responsible were arrested
Al Qaeda camps in Afghanistan were bombed in response
Contact Information
Matthew Wellington

Email- mlwellin@utica.edu
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