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#Osama bin Laden

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

US team who took out bin Laden likely to receive special honours in secret

One thing the military team won’t be getting, though, is a share of the $25 million reward offered for tracking down bin Laden.

Poll: Was the killing of an unarmed bin Laden justified? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was the killing of an unarmed bin Laden justified?

Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was killed by US forces – and he may have been shot in front of his 12-year-old daughter. Do you think the act was justified, regardless of the circumstances?

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.

Bin Laden was unarmed: White House blames "fog of war" for revisions

Osama himself was unarmed – but still “resisted” capture by the US – while the woman who died was not his wife.

# osama-bin-laden - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

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

US moves away from remark that bin Laden ‘used his wife as human shield’

Top US official had claimed that the terrorist tried to save himself during raid on his Pakistan compound.

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

US 'has pics' of Osama killed with precision shot above left eye

US officials are weighing up whether to release secret video and photos of Bin Laden.

From The42 Bin Laden death draws reaction from sports world Endgame This post contains videos

Bin Laden death draws reaction from sports world

Rory tweets and US stadiums are draped in the flag since the news was announced last weekend.

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.

From The Daily Edge X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover Bin Laden This post contains images

X marks the spot for Bin Laden's TIME cover

The weekly newsmagazine is releasing a special issue to mark the death of Osama bin Laden – the latest in the ‘X series’.

Is this the man who will succeed bin Laden?

Adnan Shukrijumah, 35, is thought to be al-Qaeda’s head of operations – and could be set to assume its top role.

Poll: Does Osama bin Laden's death make the world safer? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Osama bin Laden's death make the world safer?

US president had claimed the al-Qaeda leader’s death made the world a safer place when announcing his death on Sunday night.

Bin Laden's proximity to Pakistani army base raises questions

But Pakistan’s president Asir Ali Zardari says bin Laden “was not anywhere we had anticipated” and that Pakistan played an essential role in helping the US track down the al-Qaeda leader.

The White House watches as bin Laden is slain Bin Laden This post contains images

The White House watches as bin Laden is slain

The White House releases a gallery of images showing Barack Obama and his team watching the Bin Laden raid live.

Rot In Hell: The US newspapers on Bin Laden’s death Front Pages This post contains images

Rot In Hell: The US newspapers on Bin Laden’s death

The North American print media pulled no punches in its coverage of the reports of terrorist’s death.

# osama-bin-laden - Monday 2 May, 2011

Two Bin Laden recordings expected: One from him and one of his burial

Shot terrorist leader could speak from beyond the grave – while the Pentagon is also considering releasing a video of his corpse being buried at sea.

Bin Laden death gets most Tweets-per-minute EVER

Official Twitter data shows that the killing and aftermath inspired the most sustained tweeting the microblogging site has ever seen.

Gruesome pic of 'dead Osama' is a fake (graphic content)

Same doctored photograph did the rounds two years ago – but that didn’t stop a number of news organisations falling for it again today.

Bin Laden ticked off the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted: Who’s next? Most Wanted This post contains images

Bin Laden ticked off the FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted: Who’s next?

Nine more hardened criminals languish in the ‘most wanted’ category – including a notoriously brutal Irish-American mobster.

CIA reveals diagrams and aerial photos of the Bin Laden compound Osama Bin Laden This post contains images

CIA reveals diagrams and aerial photos of the Bin Laden compound

See the satellite images of Bin Landen’s hideaway…

The Daily Fix: Monday

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

Meet the 'Seal Team 6', the crackshots who killed Bin Laden

The military group that took out terrorist this morning in Pakistan operates outside military protocol and their identities kept top secret.

From The42 At news of bin Laden's death, "USA" chants erupt during Phillies-Mets game (and players have no idea why) Crowd-sourced This post contains videos

At news of bin Laden's death, "USA" chants erupt during Phillies-Mets game (and players have no idea why)

WATCH: Baseball players left puzzled as news of bin Laden’s death filters through stadium.

In numbers: Bin Laden, September 11, and the War on Terror

3,520 days between the September 11 attacks and bin Laden’s death – with up to a million civilian deaths in between.

Twitter user inadvertently live-blogs deadly attack on Bin Laden Blogger This post contains images

Twitter user inadvertently live-blogs deadly attack on Bin Laden

The IT consultant living in Abbottabad – the city where Osama bin Laden was killed – was initially annoyed by the noise of a helicopter hovering over his roof.

The world reacts to the death of Bin Laden

While jubilant crowds have gathered in New York to celebrate the mastermind of the 11 September attacks, world leaders also welcome the news but warn that the threat of extremist terror is not over.

US official: Bin Laden's body buried at sea

A US official has said that the body of Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea – as Islamic practice and tradition calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours of death.

Osama bin Laden killed by US operation, Obama says Osama Bin Laden This post contains videos

Osama bin Laden killed by US operation, Obama says

US president Barack Obama tells his country that the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks has been killed in Pakistan.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Bin Laden's son 'was invited' to White House by George W Bush

Omar bin Laden – son of the wanted terrorist – has claimed that he was asked to visit the White House in 2009 to help the US authorities track down his father.

# osama-bin-laden - Monday 28 February, 2011

Al-Qaeda demands rise of 'Islamic' states in Middle East

Ayman al-Zawahiri, bin Laden’s second-in-command, wants Islamic law to become the foundation of Egypt and Tunisia.

# osama-bin-laden - Saturday 2 October, 2010

Planned Al-Qaeda attacks were allegedly to be financed by Bin Laden

Suspected terrorist says that Bin Laden both approved and planned to finance potential attacks on Europe.

# osama-bin-laden - Friday 1 October, 2010

Bin Laden condemns Pakistan aid - and climate change

In a new tape, the exiled Al Qaeda leader blast the west’s struggle to offer flooding aid, and for causing global warming.

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 12 August, 2010

A MAN WHO served as Osama bin Laden’s cook and driver has been given a 14-year prison sentence by a military judge at a tribunal in Guantanamo Bay.

Ibrahim al-Qosi, born in Sudan, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to conspiracy and providing support for terrorism – but has entered a plea bargain with authorities which could result in him serving a far shorter jail term.

A jury of ten military officers took just under an hour to hand down the sentence, who had entered his guilty plea in July.

al-Qosi was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and had also admitted to acting as a bodyguard for the al-Qaeda leader, helping him to evade American forces after they invaded the country in October of that year.

He also admitted running a kitchen in bin Laden’s compound while being fully aware that he was leading a terrorist organisation.

Military prosecutors said the chef had ‘insulted the intelligence of the tribunal’ by downplaying his role to that of a cook.

al-Qosi becomes the first person convicted at the United States’ trials in Guantanamo Bay since Barack Obama became president, and only the fourth person to be convicted there at all, despite it having held more than 800 alleged militants.

Obama has tried to close the prison but has been unable to strike a deal with Congress on where to house the 180 remaining detainees at the camp.

It has been reported that al-Qosi may be likely to be detained at the camp to serve out his sentence, which could result in his eight-and-a-half year detainment being deducted from his given sentence.

His sentence is to be reviewed by the Pentagon, after which the full amount al-Qosi will serve will be revealed.

Opponents of the Guantanamo camp have criticised the secrecy around the plea bargain, saying it goes against the transparency promised by President Obama during his election campaign.