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# Bin Laden

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November 2023
The Guardian removes Osama bin Laden's 'Letter to America' after it goes viral on TikTok
Links to the original article have been replaced on the Guardian website with a statement saying it had been shared ‘without the full context’.
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Trump confirms that son and heir of Osama bin Laden killed in counter-terror operation
Trump said the killing “deprives Al-Qaeda of important leadership skills and the symbolic connection to his father”.
The US has just labelled Osama bin Laden's son as a terrorist
Hamza bin Laden has issued audio messages to Al-Qaeda supporters.
Did Obama tell a huge number of lies about the killing of Osama bin Laden?
A potentially explosive exposé by Seymour Hersh has been slammed by the White House. Get up to speed on the controversy, here…
"I shot him two times in the forehead" - Two Navy Seals row over who killed Bin Laden
Robert O’Neill is the latest former Seal to claim he shot the Al-Qaeda leader.
US commando who killed Osama bin Laden to reveal identity
An interview with the Navy Seal will air on Fox News next month.
Bill Clinton sought extra information on Bin Laden back in the 1990's
Records released today from Bill’s years in the White House concern the August 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
US can keep dead Osama bin Laden photos under wraps
A court ruled that pictures of a dead Bin Laden could reveal classified intelligence methods.
12 years later, large piece of 9/11 airplane found in New York
Authorities said it will not be removed until the area has been thoroughly examined.
Bin Laden son in law pleads not guilty to terror
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, allegedly a senior propagandist in the Al-Qaeda network, is accused of conspiring “to kill nationals of the United States.”
Bin Laden son-in-law captured, faces terror charges in New York
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith is expected to be in US federal court in New York tomorrow in an initial hearing to face terror charges.
Irishman who planned bin Laden raid to be named as new CIA head
John Brennan’s parents hail from Roscommon, and he was raised in New Jersey. The counterterrorism expert was deeply involved in planning the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
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.
Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks
Officials have received the manuscript and are checking for any classified information, said Pentagon spokesperson.
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.
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.
Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden sentenced to 33 years
The Pakistani man has been convicted of conspiring against Pakistan.
Romney insists he would have ordered bin Laden killed
Seemingly backtracking on his statements from a few years ago, the Republican presidential candidate says he would have given the order to kill Osama bin Laden.
One year on: Osama bin Laden's death
The architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was killed by US Navy SEALs in the early hours of 2 May 2011 – here, we take a look back at the events that unfolded in the wake of his death.
US court rules against release of dead bin Laden photos
Meanwhile, earlier today Osama bin Laden’s family was deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia.
Bin Laden’s wives, daughters in jail for illegal entry into Pakistan
The five women were sentenced to 45 days in prison for illegally entering and living in the country.
Will the US release photos of Osama bin Laden's death?
The CIA has 52 photos and videos of the al-Qaeda leader’s assassination – and could be forced to make them public.
Top 10 stories you shared on Facebook in 2011
Pizza is a vegetable, a pet rescue in the Liffey and the tragedy of one young woman’s lonely death – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Facebook friends.
14 game-changing moments of 2011
These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…
Osama bin Laden was 'tender, gentle family man', says successor
Ayman al-Zawahiri said he wanted to “show the human side” of the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
New book offers more details on Navy SEALs' bin Laden raid
Former Navy SEAL commander Chuck Pfarrer sheds some light on the May raid at Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound.
Obama tells Jay Leno that Occupy movement is a result of 'frustration'
The US president appeared on the country’s highest-rated talk show to talk about Gaddafi, bin Laden, the Occupy Wall Street movement and Hillary Clinton as vice president…
Doctor who 'helped CIA find bin Laden' accused of treason
The CIA’s fake vaccination programme in the Pakistani town where bin Laden was found and killed in May has caused many problems in its aftermath.
9/11 recordings: "Somebody's stabbed... I think we're getting hijacked"
Audio recordings made on the day of the 9/11 attacks document the reactions of flight crew, air traffic controllers and the US military as events unfolded.
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.
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?
US admiral's comments on murdered journalist "extremely irresponsible"
Islamabad’s relationship with the US won’t be helped by Adm Mullen’s remarks the the Parkistan government ‘sanctioned’ journalist’s killing.
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.
No evidence of imminent terrorist threat from Bin Laden before death: Officials
US and European intelligence officials have said that, as yet, no evidence that shows Osama bin Laden was involved in plotting specific or imminent terrorist threats have been uncovered.
Obama: I would repeat Bin Laden raid
Obama has insisted that while he is “very respectful of the sovereignty of Pakistan”, his first duty is to secure the United States.