President Obama apparently played cards during or after the Bin Laden raid according to a close aide. On May 1, 2011 our time, SEAL Team 6 raided Osama bin Laden’s residential compound in in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed the 9/11 mastermind. Show More Summary
Calling Seal Team 7. Al Qaeda's too-long leader Ayman al-Zawahri, who is thought to be still hiding out in another Abbottabad in Pakistan, is up...
For the past the two years, Ayman al-Zawahiri had been lying low. When Navy SEALs paid a visit to Abbottabad, Pakistan, in May 2011, and killed Osama bin Laden, they lethally promoted the Egyptian doctor, then bin Laden’s deputy, into the role of al-Qaeda’s new leader. Show More Summary
The recent leak of the report of the Commission set up to investigate the 2011 raid and killing of Osama Bin Laden (also known as the Abbottabad Commission) has brought to the fore once more the growing radicalization and deepening cleavages within Pakistan.
When Osama bin Laden moved to his hidden-away compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2005, “he wore a cowboy hat to avoid detection from above,” according to a newly disclosed report by an independent Pakistani commission. The report continues: He...Show More Summary
RARELY has one of Pakistan's most central problems been articulated so clearly as has in the official report into the killing of Osama bin Laden in the sleepy town of Abbottabad by American special forces in May 2011. Leaked last week...Show More Summary
"There's only one thing that anyone who clicks that headline wants to see." Emails Freeman Hunt, referring to guess what headline? "Bin Laden was in the habit of wearing a cowboy hat in his Abbottabad compound because he thought it would shield him from U.S. drones." Anyone have a picture? Feel free to photoshop using this picture of mine:
The Abbottabad Commission report, divulged July 8, 2013 by Al-Jazeera sheds light on a secret understanding between Washington and Islamabad over the use of drones. Despite Pakistan's repeated protests against U.S. drone strikes to eradicate "terrorist" groups, it turns out they are perfectly legal. Show More Summary
Much sport has been made of reports that terror mastermind and hater of all things America Osama bin Laden would, in the years before his death, strut around Abbottabad, Pakistan, in a cowboy hat. But what was really behind, and under, the hat?
In 1971, Pakistan suffered its worst military defeat to India. The war led to the creation of an independent Bangladesh—what had been East Pakistan, separated from the western wing by a thousand miles of Indian territory, and home to half the country’s population. Show More Summary
Incompetence and negligence allowed Osama Bin Laden to live in Pakistan undetected for almost a decade, a leaked government report suggests. Shortly after the raid, the Pakistan parliament called for an independent Abbottabad Commission to establish whether the failures of the government were due to incompetence or colluding with al-Qaeda. Show More Summary
Al Jazeera has obtained the full text of the secret report of Pakistan's Abbottabad Commission, which investigated how Osama bin Laden was able to hide in the country for nearly a decade--and how Pakistan's defense forces had failed to detect or prevent the U.S. Show More Summary
What exactly was the thinking there?
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden lived in a high-walled compound in Pakistan for years before U.S. Navy SEALs killed him during a late-night raid in May 2011. A leaked report from the Pakistani government's Abbottabad Commission blames his long undetected presence in the country …
Osama bin Laden "trusted in Allah for his protection" but made sure to wear a cowboy hat on his walks around his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, "to avoid detection from above." That's according to the blockbuster final report of a Pakistani commission that looked into the circumstances surrounding the May 2011 raid in which U.S. [...]
Osama bin Laden was well aware American forces had come for him the night he heard the commotion outside his Abbottabad compound in Pakistan on May 1, 2011, and the terror leader went for his gun to fight back, according to a new account of...
Al-Jazeera has obtained a leaked copy of the 337-page report from the Abbottabad Commission, which was formed by the Pakistani government in June 2011 to investigate the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound by US forces. More than 200 witnesses, including bin Laden family members and high-level officials, were interviewed,...
How much would knife collectors pay to own a piece of history? A fair amount, especially if the knife itself is already top-quality. A knife reportedly used in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan recently went for auction,...
The question of how to extract a dangerous man from a residential neighborhood is one of the fundamental problems of our time, happening everywhere from Gaza to Rio to Abbottabad. Sometimes hundreds or thousands of civilians are caught in the middle of such manhunts. Show More Summary
He helped lead the U.S. to Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad. Ever since, Dr. Shakil Afridi has been held in a remote Pakistani prison, serving a 33-year sentence--ironically--for terrorism, trapped inside a legal system designed to keep him there. Show More Summary