Archive for May 2nd, 2011
And why that figures:
When Osama bin Laden was tracked down, it was not in a cave in the wilds of Afghanistan, but in an apparently comfortable mansion only a few hundred yards from the military academy known as Pakistan’s Sandhurst.
His compound, hidden behind high security walls, was within a mile of the Pakistan Military Academy in the garrison town of Abbottabad, according to local reports.
Abbottabad is in the Hazara district of Pakistan’s North-Western Frontier Province – renamed last year as Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province – less than 50 miles north of capital Islamabad. Read the rest of this entry »
Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, mastermind of the September 11th terrorist attacks and the world’s most wanted man for almost a decade is dead, President Barack Obama has announced.
Al-Qaeda founder and leader Osama Bin Laden has been killed by US forces, President Barack Obama has said.
The al-Qaeda leader was killed in a ground operation based on US intelligence, the first lead for which emerged last August.
Mr Obama said after “a firefight” US forces took possession of his body. Read the rest of this entry »