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Osama bin Laden

U.S. forces killed 11 al Qaeda operatives in two air strikes in Syria - Pentagon

WASHINGTON U.S. forces killed 11 al Qaeda operatives in two air strikes near Idlib, Syria, this month, including a member with links to the late Osama bin Laden and other top leaders of the group, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

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Pakistan denies identity papers to family of doctor who helped trace bin Laden

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan has denied identity cards to the family of Shakeel Afridi, the jailed doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden in 2011, blocking college enrolment for his children, their lawyer said on Friday.

Top News, World, South Asia, 03 Feb 2017

Pakistan will not free doctor who helped U.S. find bin Laden

ISLAMABAD A jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will be neither released nor handed to the United States, Pakistan's law minister has told legislators, media reported on Wednesday.

World, Top News, South Asia, 18 Jan 2017

Bin Laden son, AQAP leader added to U.S. terror blacklist - State Dept

WASHINGTON A son of late al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden and a leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were added to the U.S. counter-terrorism blacklist on Thursday, a move to keep them from using the U.S. financial system, the State Department said.

World, 05 Jan 2017

Bin Laden's son denied entry to Egypt

CAIRO Osama bin Laden's son Omar was refused entry to Egypt on Saturday, airport sources said, giving no reason why his name was on a list of people banned from the country.

World, 17 Dec 2016

New Yorkers, always on edge, take Manhattan blast in stride

NEW YORK New Yorkers who have endured the September 11 attacks and the devastating superstorm of 2012 were generally unperturbed by a Saturday night blast in Manhattan that injured 29 people.

World, 19 Sep 2016

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

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.

World, 21 Aug 2016

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, 29 Jul 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.

Top News, World, 10 Jul 2016

Guantanamo ex-commander rejects charges about torment by U.S. guards

FORT MEADE, Md. Accusations that Guantanamo Bay guards tormented a suspected September 11 plotter are not credible, a former prison commander testified during a pre-trial hearing on Friday.

World, 04 Jun 2016
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
Special Report:

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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