Osama Bin Laden

FEATURE: The place where mystery rules

The potato, onion and garlic fields are green and well tended, and the streets feel sleepy under the early summer sun. It’s hard to believe that this is the place that dominated world headlines five years ago, when US forces raided a compound here and killed Osama Bin Laden.

November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017

CIA releases vast Bin Laden archive seized in compound

The Central Intelligence Agency releases a vast archive of documents and video seized in the 2011 US raid on a Pakistani compound that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

FEATURE: The place where mystery rules

The potato, onion and garlic fields are green and well tended, and the streets feel sleepy under the early summer sun. It’s hard to believe that this is the place that dominated world headlines five years ago, when US forces raided a compound here and killed Osama Bin Laden.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Laden death: CIA panned for live-tweeting 'news'

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been criticised online for live-tweeting the killing of Osama Bin Laden as it happened five years ago.

March 2, 2016
March 2, 2016

Bin Laden left $29m inheritance for jihad

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden left a personal fortune of around $29m (£21m) after his death in a raid in 2011, his will shows.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Laden's former bodyguard dies

Nasser al-Bahri - Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguard - has died after a long illness, medical sources in Yemen have told the BBC.

August 1, 2015
August 1, 2015

Bin Laden family 'on Blackbushe Airport crash plane'

Family members of Osama Bin Laden were on board a plane which crashed in Hampshire, says the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK.

June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015

Bin Laden 'proof of death requested'

Son of Osama Bin Laden asks the US for a death certificate for his father, according to the whistle-blowing website, Wikileaks.

May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

Bush is more hated than Stalin

George W Bush has gone down in history as one of the world's most evil people, just behind Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden.

May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

What’s on Laden’s bookshelf revealed

Laden was fixated on attacking US targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause,according to documents the US says were seized in his hideout in Pakistan.

May 17, 2015
May 17, 2015

German spy agency 'helped US find bin Laden': report

Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where US special forces killed the al-Qaeda leader, according to a German news report.