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A special report by Hal Bernton, Mike Carter, David Heath and James Neff · June 23 - July 7, 2002
Gulf War: U.S. sets up presence in Saudi Arabia.

February: Civil war starts in Algeria.
Fall: Ahmed Ressam leaves Algeria for France.
Feb. 26: World Trade Center bombed.

Feb. 20: Ressam arrives in Montreal.
Dec. 24: Air France plane hijacked in Algiers, Algeria. Plane is recovered in Marseille, France.
March: Terrorist hunter Jean-Louis Bruguiere discovers Canadian cell.
Spring: Osama bin Laden, expelled from Sudan, moves to Afghanistan.
September: Taliban takes over Kabul.
February: Bin Laden issues fatwa urging Muslims to kill Americans.
March: Ressam trains in Afghan terrorist camps.
August: U.S. embassies bombed in Tanzania and Kenya. U.S. bombs al-Qaida camps in return.
Dec. 14: Ressam arrested in Port Angeles.
April 6: Ressam convicted on 9 terrorism and bomb-related charges.
June 23: Ressam agrees to cooperate with federal authorities.
Sept. 11: Terrorists slam planes into World Trade Center, Pentagon.

Chapter 1: Past as Prologue
Chapter 2: The Fountainhead
Chapter 3: Leaving Home
Chapter 4: Sneaking In
Chapter 5: The Terrorist Tracker
Chapter 6: It Takes a Thief
Chapter 7: Joining Jihad
Chapter 8: Going to Camp
Chapter 9: 'A Bunch of Guys'
Chapter 10: The Mission
Chapter 11: The Ticking Bomb
Chapter 12: The Crossing
Chapter 13: On the Case
Chapter 14: The Warning
Chapter 15: Puzzle Pieces
Chapter 16: The Reckoning
Chapter 17: Nine-Eleven

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