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bin Laden

Osama . born 1957, Saudi-born leader of the al-Qaida terrorist network: presumed architect of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington of September 11 2001
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Berntsen's book, co-written by author and playwright Ralph Pezzullo, combines a compelling first-person, fly-on-the-wall account of some of the critical events in the defeat of the Taliban with enough strategic insights to make it required reading for anyone interested in how the Afghan war was fought and why we are still hunting for Osama bin Laden over four years after his men murdered 3,000 people on these shores.
It is the right-wingers who are threatening the world, not bin Laden.
The agency believed bin Laden was being sheltered there by local tribesmen and foreign militants.
Bin Laden undoubtedly has other ways to communicate - or did until a few weeks ago, in the days when the Taliban controlled most of Afghanistan.
Since establishing his base in Afghanistan, bin Laden has been pouring resources into 055 Brigade.
Authorities have said they listened in on an overseas mobile phone call from a bin Laden supporter in Florida, the day of the attacks.
The Taliban's reclusive leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, says handing over bin Laden to the US would betray Islam - a move impossible for a movement whose very existence is rooted in its image with Islamic purists.
In a portion of the letter addressing Saleh Mohammed Bin Laden directly, Bakr Bin Laden wrote: "I have decided to entrust you with, and assign you, all the administrative and legal responsibilities related to the business of contracting, its industries and trade activities, which are currently under execution or which will be taking place in the future.
In mid-2002, apparently after the arrest of bin Attash, bin Laden's family and al-Kuwaiti moved to Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, where bin Laden joined them, Dawn said.
However, another member of the secretive SEAL Team 6, which executed the bin Laden raid, claimed that the story of the Shooter as presented in Esquire is false, reports the CNN.
WASHINGTON -- A colonel in the Pakistan's spy agency -- the Inter-Services Intelligence -- had provided vital help to the Central Investigation Agency in tracing Osama bin Laden, a new book has claimed.
The documents show dark days for al Qaeda and its hunkered-down leader after years of attacks by the United States and what bin Laden saw as bumbling within his own organisation and its terrorist allies.