GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
February 26, 1993: A van bomb explodes in the garage of the World Trade Center in New York City.

At approximately 12:00 noon, a bomb in a van, planted by terrorists allegedly backed by Osama bin Laden, explodes in the underground garage of the World Trace Center, North Tower. Six people are killed, and more than 1,000 injured. Millions of dollars' worth of damage is sustained. Six Islamic extremist conspirators are convicted of the crime in 1997 and '98, receiving prison sentences of 240 years each.

WWW Who is Ramzi Yousef? And Why It Matters

Ramzi Yousef's ambitious terrorist conspiracies against the United States

PBS Gunning for Saddam: Interviews: Mohammed Aldouri /shows/gunning/interviews/aldouri .html

Frontline interviews Mohammed Aldouri, the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations, who denies that Iraq has any connection with Osama bin Laden or the terrorist attacks in the U.S.

PBS Gunning for Saddam: Interviews: R. James Woolsey /shows/gunning/interviews/woolsey .html

Frontline interviews R. James Woolsey, an attorney and former director of the CIA who labels U.S. policy on Iraq over the past 10 years "feckless." (October 2001)

PBS Gunning for Saddam: Interviews: Laurie Mylroie /shows/gunning/interviews/mylroie .html

Frontline interviews Laurie Mylroie, the author of two books on Saddam Hussein, about Iraqi intelligence's involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

PBS Looking for Answers: Interviews: Lewis Schirilo /shows/terrorism/interviews/schiliro .html

Frontline interviews Lewis Schirilo, former head of the FBI's New York bureau, about the United States' intelligence resources.

PBS Databank: World Trade Center /wonder/structure/world_trade.html

A brief, structural profile of the World Trade Center towers in New York City