Osama bin Laden,
Saudi millionaire and powerful leader of a terrorist network, was accused by the U.S. government of orchestrating the August 7 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The U.S. responded to the attacks, which killed more than 250 people, with a cruise missile strike on bin Laden's suspected base in Afghanistan. Afghanistan's ruling Taliban government said in October that it would be willing to put the terrorist on trial if the U.S. could produce significant evidence of bin Laden's involvement in the bombings.
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