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Strikes on Terrorist-Related Facilities
in Afghanistan and Sudan
August 20, 1998

"The rendition and arraignment of a prime suspect in the Kenya bombing is a tribute to the hard work and long reach of our nation's law enforcement and diplomatic team, and it reflects the growing determination of an international community to hold terrorists accountable. When I visited our missions in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam last week, I was deeply impressed by the efforts of our FBI in collaboration with their Kenyan and Tanzanian counterparts to gather evidence.
     Terrorists should understand that America will use every available diplomatic, judicial, economic and, when necessary, military tool to protect our people. We will not be intimidated by terror; we will not shrink from our responsibilities; and we are determined that sooner or later, one way or another, terrorists will be held accountable for their crimes." [full text]

Secretary Albright
August 27, 1998


*PUBLIC NOTICE: Worldwide Caution in light of the recent U.S. military strikes against terrorist targets in Afghanistan and Sudan, and possible threats to Americans and American interests overseas.

*East Africa Bombings

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