Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Al-Qaeda vows revenge for bin Laden death

Group confirms death of its leader in an online posting and says it will continue attacks on the West. Al-Qaeda has confirmed the death of its leader, Osama bin Laden, and said in an online posting that it would continue to launch attacks on the West. The group said it would not deviate from the ... Read more

Who is next after Osama?

Hamid Mir, Islamabad Osama bin Laden is dead but many people still think he is not a loser. His death created more mistrust between his enemies. The al Qaeda clearly said many times before his death that all the allies of US were also his enemies. He openly announced Jihad against Pakistani rulers and Pakistan ... Read more

Detective work on courier led to Laden

Most Intense Manhunt Detective work on courier led to Laden After years of dead ends and promising leads gone cold, the big break came last August. A trusted courier of Osama bin Laden, whom American spies had been hunting for years, was finally located in a compound 35 miles north of the Pakistani capital, close ... Read more

Zawahiri ‘to fill in Laden shoes’

South Asia at risk of al-Qaeda attacks Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian surgeon considered the real mastermind of the global terror franchise, is now set to succeed Osama bin Laden as the world’s most wanted man. Like his Saudi-born co-conspirator, Zawahiri has been hiding ever since the United States declared its war on ... Read more

Laden as I know

Hamid Mir “I was the son of a rich father. I could have spent my life luxuriously in Europe and America, like many other wealthy Saudis. Instead I took up arms and headed for the mountains of Afghanistan. Was it personal interest that drove me to spend each moment of my life in the shadow ... Read more

Operation wrapped in secrecy

Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in US history. It was an operation so secret, only a select few US officials knew what was about to happen. The location was a fortified compound in an affluent Pakistani town two hours outside Islamabad. The target was Osama bin Laden

Osama’s body buried at sea

Washington: The body of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been buried at sea after he was killed by US forces in Pakistan, a media report said. Xinhua cited CNN as reporting that Osama bin Laden was buried at sea after being killed in Pakistan’s Abbotabad city, about 50 km from

Bin Laden killed: How it happened

Details are emerging of how al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was found and killed at a fortified compound on the outskirts of Abbottabad in north-west Pakistan. It is just 800 yards from the Pakistan Military Academy, an elite military training centre, which correspondents say is Pakistan’s equivalent to Britain’s Sandhurst military training academy