Seifallah Ben Hassine, one of Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenants and Tunisia’s most wanted jihadist, was killed in an American airstrike in Libya last month, a senior United States official said.
Unlike Osama bin Laden, who often appeared in videos to lecture and incite attacks against the West, ISIS’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has kept a low profile, and was reportedly seen on camera only once since the militant group declared its caliphate a year ago in June. Show More Summary
YEAH, SURE, WHAT COULD GO WRONG?: Obama administration to release former bin Laden bodyguard from Gitmo. Abdul Rahman Shalabi, 39, has been cleared by the Periodic Review Board to return to Saudi Arabia after a nine-year hunger strike protesting his confinement, The Associated Press reported. The board, which was set up by the Obama administration in 2011, “acknowledges […]
Two of the rarest toys in the world are being sold at an online auction today, all thanks to the fun-loving, overgrown kids at the Central Intelligence Agency. One of them is an Osama bin Laden doll designed by Donald Levine, a former executive at Hasbro who created the GI Joe doll. Show More Summary
The muckraking website has begun the release of 500,000 documents it says related to Saudi Arabian diplomatic communications. Among them was the request from Abdullah bin Laden.
WikiLeaks released a boatload of new documents today, this time from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, and one item in particular caught the eye of the Washington Post. It involves an exchange between a son of Osama bin Laden and the US government over the al-Qaeda leader's death certificate. Abdullah bin...
According to Wikileaks, a letter that claims to be addressed to the son of Osama Bin Laden responding to the release of his father’s birth certificate has surfaced. The letter is addressed to Abdullah bin Laden and from the United States Embassy located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Show More Summary
The al-Qaeda terrorist group leader was killed on May 2, 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan, during a US Navy SEALs special operation. In September 2011 then-consul at the US embassy in Riyadh addressed a letter to bin Laden’s son, Abdullah bin Laden, acknowledging his request for his father’s death certificate.
Osama bin Laden’s son asked the U.S. government for his father’s death certificate — but was told the terror chief didn’t get one.
According to a recently leaked document, the son of al-Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, Abdallah bin Laden, sent a letter to the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia to ask for his father's death certificate.Read full article >>
Ayman Al-Zawahiri and bin Laden communications reveal that a caliphate has always been the goal.
By the standards of al-Qaeda deputies, Nasser al-Wuhayshi had a fairly long run. The boss of the Yemen-based affiliate, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Wuhayshi was named al-Qaida’s global “general manager” and second-in-command...Show More Summary
Al Qaeda has confirmed that its second-in-command was killed by a recent US airstrike, dealing the global network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden and eliminating a charismatic leader at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad. Show More Summary
Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the man recognized as al-Qaeda's second in command, has reportedly been killed in a drone strike in Yemen, marking the terror group's heaviest loss since the death of leader Osama bin Laden.
Al Qaeda confirmed that a U.S. strike in Yemen killed al Qaeda's second-in-command, Nasir al-Wuhayshi. CBS News senior security contributor and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss how this will impact the terror group.
Nasir al-Wahishi was part of al-Qaida's "old guard," NPR's Alice Fordham reports. He was a veteran of the fighting in Afghanistan and had been Osama bin Laden's personal secretary.
A U.S. airstrike has killed Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader, who commanded its powerful Yemeni affiliate, dealing the global network its biggest blow since the killing of Osama bin Laden and eliminating a charismatic leader at a time when it is vying with the Islamic State group for the mantle of global jihad. In a video […]
DUBAI (Reuters) - The Yemeni leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Nasser al-Wuhayshi, who was once an associate of Osama bin Laden, was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike, CNN reported on Monday, citing two Yemeni national security officials.
Al Wuhaysi, leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and former secretary to Osama bin Laden, believed to have been killed by CIA drone strike
When does a bro-bro stop being a bro? The answer, of course, is never ever. Just ask David Covucci, a writer and blogger at BroBible.com who recently tried and failed to get the CIA to release Osama bin Laden’s “porn stash.” But before Covucci, the self-styled “King of the Bros,” used the Freedom of Information Act — […]