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Episode 4: War on the West

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In his epic new series, the Age of Terror, award-winning journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror over the last 30 years.

Age of Terror: War on the West is broadcast on BBC Two at 9pm on 6 May

In the final programme, Peter Taylor tells the story of Osama Bin Laden's declaration of war on the West.

In 1998, a truck bomb exploded outside the American embassy in Nairobi. Over 200 people died and thousands were injured.

The film tells the survivors' story with moving interviews and archive.

It also features an extraordinary interview with the FBI agent who tracked down and questioned a suspected al-Qaeda bomber.

It was Osama Bin Laden's first major strike in his jihad against America.

The programme provides important insights for anyone trying to understand al-Qaeda's methods of creating terror to this day.

Presenter: Peter Taylor
Series Producer: Chris Granlund
Series Director: Steve Condie
Producer: Janette Ballard
Executive Producer: Dominic Crossley-Holland


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