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Osama bin Laden

Ex-U.S. Navy SEAL author agrees to pay $6.8 million to government: NY Times

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WASHINGTON A former U.S. Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the daring operation on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan has agreed to forfeit $6.8 million in book royalties and speaking fees, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing federal court documents.

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Syria's Nusra Front says ending al Qaeda ties; U.S. fears for Aleppo

BEIRUT Al Qaeda's powerful Syrian branch, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday it was ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden, to remove a pretext used by world powers to attack Syrians. | Video

World, Syria, United Nations, Jul 29 2016

Bin Laden's son threatens revenge for father's assassination: monitor

DUBAI The son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online.

World, Jul 11 2016

Al Qaeda leaders made plans for peace deal with Mauritania: documents

WASHINGTON Al Qaeda leaders discussed a plan in 2010 to arrange a peace deal with the government of Mauritania, according to documents seized by U.S. Navy Seals when they raided Osama bin Laden's Pakistani hideout in 2011 and made public by the U.S. government on Tuesday.

World, Africa, U.S. Mar 02 2016

Before death, bin Laden eyed September 11 anniversary media blitz

WASHINGTON In the months before he was killed in a U.S. raid, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden made plans for a major media blitz to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

U.S., World, Mar 02 2016

Bin Laden called for Americans to rise up over climate change

WASHINGTON Osama bin Laden wrote a letter calling on the American people to help President Barack Obama fight "catastrophic" climate change and "save humanity", in the latest evidence of his worries about environmental issues, newly released documents show

World, Environment, Mar 02 2016

Al Qaeda leader bin Laden left $29 million inheritance for jihad

(This March 1 story has been corrected in 13th paragraph to show that letter was written by Osama bin Laden's son Saad, and not by Osama bin Laden)

World, U.S. Mar 02 2016

Biden offers new account of his advice to Obama on bin Laden raid

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he advised President Barack Obama in May 2011 to go ahead with the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, contradicting his past comments about the discussions leading up to the operation. | Video

Election 2016, Politics, Oct 21 2015

Joe Biden says he did not oppose bin Laden raid

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he had supported the U.S. raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, seeking to clarify his role and shield himself from potential criticism as he weighs whether to enter the 2016 presidential race.

Election 2016, Politics, Oct 20 2015

Pentagon announces transfer of Guantanamo detainee to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON The United States said on Tuesday it had transferred Abdul Shalabi, a longtime hunger striker at the Guantanamo Bay prison and described as a bodyguard for former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, to his home country of Saudi Arabia.

World, Sep 22 2015
President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Also pictured are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R). Please note: A classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured at source. REUTERS/White House/Pete Souza/Handout
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The bin Laden kill plan

A pivotal moment in the long, tortuous quest to find Osama bin Laden came years before U.S. spy agencies discovered his hermetic compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  Full Article | Video 

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