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Bin Laden son-in-law unexpectedly testifies at his U.S. trial

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - On September 11, 2001, just hours after hijackers deliberately crashed passenger aircraft in attacks on the United States, a Kuwaiti teacher and imam named Suleiman Abu Ghaith met Osama bin Laden inside a cave in Afghanistan. "We are the ones who did it," bin Laden told Abu Ghaith, before asking him the next day to use his powers of oratory to send a videotaped "message to the world," Abu Ghaith testified on Wednesday in a surprise move at his trial on terrorism-related charges.

Pakistan panel blasts gov't incompetence in Bin Laden case

Islamabad, Jul 9 (EFE).- The panel created by Pakistan to investigate how Osama bin Laden was able to live in the country undetected for nine years before his death in a U.S. special forces raid detected "incompetence at almost all levels of government," according to a leaked report disseminated Tuesday by Al Jazeera. The Pakistani press reported on the report and printed strongly critical remarks made by the panel regarding different institutions, asking them to "apologize before the nation."

Report lambasts Pakistan failures on bin Laden

Osama bin Laden lived undetected in Pakistan for nearly a decade due to failures and gross negligence by the authorities, according to a new report detailing how he was once stopped for speeding and wore a cowboy hat. The leaked report from a Pakistani government-appointed commission reveals fascinating details about his life on the run and the US Navy SEALs raid that killed him on May 2, 2011.

Leaked report lambasts Pakistan failures on bin Laden

Collective failures, incompetence and negligence by Pakistan allowed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to live in the country undetected for more than nine years, a leaked report says. The report by a Pakistani judicial commission also reveals new details about the US raid that killed bin Laden and intriguing details about his life on the run, including that he wore a cowboy hat to evade detection by US satellites.

Bin Laden's life on the run revealed by Pakistani inquiry

By Maria Golovnina ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden lived in plain sight for almost a decade and was once even pulled over for speeding but not apprehended, thanks to the incompetence of Pakistan's intelligence and security services, an official report into his killing said on Monday. The report, leaked to Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera which circulated it late on Monday, offers fascinating details about life on the run for the world's most wanted man, who, it says, wore a cowboy hat to avoid being spotted from above.

Leaked report lambasts Pakistan failures on bin Laden

Pakistani collective failures, incompetency and negligence allowed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to live in the country undetected for more than nine years, a leaked report has revealed. CIA spies tracked down bin Laden to the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where he was shot dead by US Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011 during a dramatic raid near Pakistan's military academy. It was one of the most humiliating episodes in Pakistan's short history and exposed the country to allegations of incompetency or colluding with Al-Qaeda to hide the world's most wanted man.

Leaked report lambasts Pakistan failures on bin Laden

Pakistani collective failures, incompetency and negligence allowed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to live in the country undetected for more than nine years, a leaked report has revealed. CIA spies tracked down bin Laden to the northwestern town of Abbottabad, where he was shot dead by US Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011 during a dramatic raid near Pakistan's military academy. It was one of the most humiliating episodes in Pakistan's short history and exposed the country to allegations of incompetency or colluding with Al-Qaeda to hide the world's most wanted man.

Leaked report lambasts Pakistan failures over Bin Laden

A leaked report Monday accused Pakistan of complacency, collective failure and negligence that allowed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to live undetected in the country for more than nine years. A copy of the report from a Pakistani commission was obtained by Al-Jazeera and published on their website, six months after it was submitted in Islamabad but kept secret by the government. While many details of bin Laden's life in Pakistan have already been made public, its stinging criticism of homegrown failures will deeply embarrass the intelligence and military authorities.

Pakistani newspaper claims bin Laden was armed when killed

A Pakistani newspaper claimed Monday that al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was armed and looking for a hand grenade when he was killed by U.S. special forces in his compound in Abbottabad in 2011. "When the SEALs reached Laden's room, he is said to have had a weapon in his hand and was searching for a grenade on the shelf," the Dawn newspaper said.

Who shot Bin Laden? Media feud among Navy SEALs

A new version of the events surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden was unveiled Wednesday sharply contradicting earlier claims by a Navy SEAL who said he pulled the trigger. Esquire magazine published a long interview in February with a man identified only as "the shooter" who said he had shot the Al-Qaeda leader twice in the head on the night of the May 1, 2011 raid on his Pakistan hideout. The commando said he had been alone when he entered bin Laden's third floor room in his Abbottabad hideout.
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