US Embassy Blast 1998: 24th anniversary of attack on US embassies, Antony Blinken said – 'Al Zawahiri's death reflects our resolve'

US Embassy Blast 1998: 24th anniversary of attack on US embassies, Antony Blinken said – 'Al Zawahiri's death reflects our resolve'

US Embassy Blast 1998: 24th anniversary of attack on US embassies, Antony Blinken said – 'Al Zawahiri's death reflects our resolve'

24th anniversary of attack on US embassies


 Washington, Agency.  US Embassy Blast 1998 - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers a statement on the 24th anniversary of the 1998 bombings of American embassies in East Africa.  He said the US had taken decisive action against Ayman al-Zawahiri, the head of al-Qaeda.  Who was the mastermind of the 1998 attacks.  The US has once again made it clear that the country is determined to take action against terrorism.

 America takes decisive action against al-Zawahiri

 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said that after these heinous attacks, America and our allies faced terrorism with courage and determination.  Attacks designed to intimidate us only strengthened our resolve and earlier this month the US took decisive action against Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.  America has made it clear that we are ready to act on our determination, which does not diminish with time.

 America pays tribute to the people - Blinken

 Blinken said the US pays tribute to those killed in the attack.  Who was killed in a violent bomb blasts 24 years ago.  Victims of these attacks can never be far from our lives and today our thoughts are also with the loved ones they left behind.  Today, the United States is committed to working with countries across the continent to help us address the common challenges we face, including terrorism and violent extremism.  We will continue to demonstrate that those who want to stand in the way of a better future for our countries will never succeed.

 The bomb blasts took place on 7 August 1998.

 Significantly, on 7 August 1998, there were bombings in front of US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in Africa in Tanzania.  According to information, two hundred and twenty-four people were killed and more than 4,500 people were injured in the explosions, including 12 Americans.  These attacks were directly linked to al Qaeda.  Mohamed Sadiq Odeh and Mohamed Rashid Daoud al-Ohli were arrested within 20 days of the bombings in Kenya and handed over to the US shortly thereafter.  Both were convicted for their roles in the bombing and sentenced in October 2001. 

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