Anxious leader, divided Al-Qaeda


He was anxious about his image and advised against attacks within the Muslim world. The US Military Academy Combating Terrorism Center released on May 3 at least 17 documents from a cache of 6,000 seized during the raid on a Pakistan compound that killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The documents cover September 2006 to April 2011, including letters to and from deputies. The slain terrorist leader wrote about a new phase to correct his group’s earlier mistakes. The documents also show a divided Al-Qaeda and its preoccupation with media.

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