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#Abbottabad

# abbottabad - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Osama bin Laden wore a cowboy hat and had playtime with the grandchildren

A leaked document from Pakistan, published by Al Jazeera provides us with minute detail about the everyday life of the one-time most wanted man in the world.

# abbottabad - Friday 31 August, 2012

Pentagon may take legal action against Navy SEAL who wrote about Bin Laden raid

In his book, Matt Bissonnette writes about the moment Bin Laden was shot.

# abbottabad - Monday 27 August, 2012

Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks

Officials have received the manuscript and are checking for any classified information, said Pentagon spokesperson.

# abbottabad - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden ‘jailed over militancy’

Court documents obtained today debunk the view that Shakil Afridi was convicted for working with the CIA.

# abbottabad - Thursday 24 May, 2012

US aid to Pakistan cut over jailing of doctor who helped CIA

Dr Shakil Afridi was convicted of conspiring against the state of Pakistan after he helped the CIA in their search for bin Laden.

# abbottabad - Friday 2 March, 2012

WikiLeaks emails suggest Bin Laden corpse 'brought to America'

Internet emails at the intelligence company Stratfor suggest Osama bin Laden’s body wasn’t buried at sea, as suggested.

# abbottabad - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Pakistani authorities demolish compound where bin Laden was killed

The leader of Al Qaeda was killed in the three-storey compound by US forces last May.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am including: Syria goes to the polls; Fianna Fáil complains to RTÉ and the Sun on Sunday is launched…

# abbottabad - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Bin Laden raid ‘was always shoot to kill’ as new details emerge

The most detailed account of the bin Laden raid in May is published in this week’s New Yorker.

# abbottabad - Friday 15 July, 2011

CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden

Medecins Sans Frontieres has said setting up a fake vaccination programme threatened life-saving immunisation work around the world.

# abbottabad - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

How the CIA tried to find Osama bin Laden

A fake vaccination programme was organised in the town where the Al Qaeda leader was hiding but did it work?

# abbottabad - Thursday 26 May, 2011

CIA will be granted access to bin Laden house

US intelligence forces will be given an opportunity to search for fingerprints and other evidence in Abbottabad.

# abbottabad - Monday 23 May, 2011

Pakistani Taliban kill 12 in naval base attack

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the city of Karachi that killed at least 12 people and destroyed two US-supplied surveillance aircraft, citing revenge for the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

# abbottabad - Monday 16 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our daily wrap-up of what’s been going on – including a tongue-in-cheek tour of a certain house in Abbottabad

# abbottabad - Sunday 15 May, 2011

Journalists and dignitaries get a glimpse of US warship which disposed of bin Laden's body

A group of journalists and the president of the Philippines were invited on board the USS Carl Vinson warship on Sunday but operational details of the bin Laden raid and killing were not discussed.

# abbottabad - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Pakistan's parliament condemns Bin Laden raid, US drone attacks

Pakistan’s parliament has condemned the fatal US raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound and called for an independent inquiry. It has also voted to ban NATO transit convoys until US drone attacks in the country cease.

# abbottabad - Friday 13 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Porn found at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan Bin Laden

Porn found at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan

US commandos uncovered the stash of videos after bin Laden was killed. In other news, George Bush enjoys eating soufflé, and was doing so when he heard of bin Laden’s death.

# abbottabad - Monday 9 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

Obama: bin Laden raid “longest 40 minutes of my life”

The US president says the risks of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden outweighed the risks – but it was a tense time.

Pakistani PM denies being part of moves to 'hide' bin Laden

Yousuf Raza Gilani tells parliament that the state was not hiding Osama – and says his killing is ‘justice done’.

Obama calls on Pakistan to investigate bin Laden's 'support network'

Meanwhile, former Irish President and UN official Mary Robinson has expressed her “moral unease” over the killing of Osama bin Laden’s.

# abbottabad - Friday 6 May, 2011

Photos emerge of dead bodies at bin Laden's compound

News agency Reuters has obtained the graphic images of three dead men, none of which bear a resemblance to Osama bin Laden. The White House says photos of the al-Qaeda leader will not be released.

# abbottabad - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Obama's approval rating jumps followed bin Laden killing

The US president’s approval rating is up from 45 per cent in April to 56 per cent after US forces killed infamous al-Qaeda leader.

Meet the Khans: How the bin Ladens lived in Abbottabad

They called themselves the Khans, drove a red Suzuki, paid their bills on time, and never had visitors.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Noonan promises good news in today’s Exchequer figures; two barmen go on trial for the manslaughter of a customer who drank himself to death and why using the word ‘pet’ is insulting to your family moggy, er, animal companion.

# abbottabad - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Bin Laden: Not exactly a neighbour from hell

When local kids hit cricket balls into his compound, he wouldn’t give them back – but offered the children money instead. That’s just one of the intriguing pictures to emerge of life in Abbottabad.

# abbottabad - Monday 2 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.