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Trump confirms death of Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden

Sep 15, 2019 - 8:31 AM

US President Donald Trump makes the announcement 3 days after the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks by Al-Qaeda

HEIR. An undated file video grab released by the Central Intelligence Agency on November 1, 2017 and taken by researchers from the Federation for Defense of Democracies' Long War Journal, shows an image of Hamza bin Laden, son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Handout photo/AFP

Pentagon chief confirms death of Qaeda's Hamza bin Laden

Aug 23, 2019 - 12:31 AM

'That's my understanding,' US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says when asked if Hamza bin Laden is dead

Al-Qaeda heir Hamza bin Laden killed – U.S. media

Aug 01, 2019 - 11:15 AM

US media reports suggest that Hamza bin Laden may have been killed well before the US State Department announced a $1 million bounty on his head in February 2019

(FILES) An undated file video grab released by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on November 1, 2017 and taken by researchers from the Federation for Defense of Democracies' Long War Journal, shows an image of Hamza bin Laden, son of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Hamza, chosen heir to the leadership of Al-Qaeda, has been killed, US media reported on July 31, 2019, citing American officials. NBC News said three US officials had confirmed they had information of Hamza bin Laden's death, but gave no details of the place or date. The New York Times subsequently cited two US officials saying they had confirmation that he was killed during the last two years in an operation that involved the US. Questioned by reporters in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump did not confirm or deny the NBC report. Handout / FEDERATION FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES / AFP

Saudi says Hamza bin Laden stripped of his citizenship

Mar 02, 2019 - 12:03 AM

The US has offered a $1 million reward for information on Hamza bin Laden, seeing him as an emerging face of extremism

SAUDI CITIZENSHIP. An undated file video grab released by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on November 1, 2017 and taken by researchers from the Federation for Defense of Democracies' Long War Journal, shows an image from the wedding of killed Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza. Handout / FEDERATION FOR DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACIES / AFP

'Bin Laden bodyguard' held in Tunisia over terror probe

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:22 PM

A legal dispute is set to continue as a German court on Friday ordered the suspect be returned to Germany

Final Fantasy VII, anime among files uncovered from 2011 Bin Laden raid

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The files – or at least the file names themselves – offer a look into what Bin Laden's fighters may have been downloading or doing in their idle hours

CIA DOCUMENTS. This videograb provided by the Site Intelligence Group shows slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shown in previously unreleased video footage, part of a video posted by al-Qaeda's media branch as-Sahab on jihadist forums on September 12, 2011 to commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks. File photo by SITE Intelligence Group/AFP. Background image of Final Fantasy VII from Wikipedia

Bin Laden documents: Worry over ISIS tactics, 'aging' Al-Qaeda

Jan 20, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Documents released by the CIA show Osama bin Laden trying to keep his jihadist followers around the world aligned in his war against the United States

CIA DOCUMENTS. This videograb provided by the Site Intelligence Group shows slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shown in previously unreleased video footage, part of a video posted by al-Qaeda's media branch as-Sahab on jihadist forums on September 12, 2011 to commemorate the September 11, 2001 attacks. File photo by SITE Intelligence Group/AFP

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Jan 06, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Jan 06, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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U.S. puts bin Laden's son on terror blacklist

Jan 06, 2017 - 12:17 AM

Hamza who is in his mid twenties is active as an Al Qaeda propagandist since his father s death at the hands of US special forces in 2011

HAMZA BIN LADEN. This file frame grab photo taken on November 7, 2001 shows Hamza, who appears to be the youngest son of Saudi born Osama bin Laden, as he recites a poem extolling Kabul and Mullah Mohammad Omar, supreme leader of Afghanistan's Taliban rulers, in this frame grab taken from the Qatar based al-Jazeera satellite news channel. File photo by AL-JAZEERA / AFP

Tragedi 9/11, 102 menit yang mengubah dunia

Sep 12, 2016 - 12:14 AM

Berikut lini masa kejadian bersejarah yang mengantarkan Amerika Serikat menjadi pemain dalam perang di Timur Tengah

FOTO: Mengingat 15 tahun tragedi 9/11

Sep 11, 2016 - 7:37 PM

Serangan ini membunuh 2 753 orang di New York 184 orang di Pentagon dan 40 orang dari penerbangan dengan nomor 93 yang jatuh di Pennsylvania

IN PHOTOS: Terror in America, 15 years ago

Sep 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Over 3 000 people died in the terror attacks in New York Washington DC and Pennsylvania – a major turning point in recent history

Photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows  a hijacked commercial plane crashing into the World Trade Center in New York.  The Twin Towers collapsed later on that day. September 11, 2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the event. Photo by Seth McAllister/AFP

Qaeda chief backs new Taliban head as 'emir of believers'

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:02 PM

Al Qaeda chief Ayman al Zawahiri pledges allegiance to Afghan Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada who was named as the Afghan Taliban s new leader last month

This still image from video obtained on October 26, 2012 courtesy of the Site Intelligence Group shows Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri speaking in a video. AFP PHOTO / Site Intelligence Group

Pakistan brands Donald Trump 'ignorant'

May 03, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Pakistan is not a colony of the United States of America says Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan following Donald Trump s comments on Shakeel Afridi

epa05287591 Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets his supporters as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the Century Center in South Bend, Indiana, USA, 02 May 2016. Indiana voters go to the polls for the winner take all Indiana primary election on 03 May. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

Gunmen kidnap 4 Indonesian sailors off Malaysia

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:39 AM

UPDATED The kidnapping comes just over two weeks after 10 Indonesian sailors were kidnapped in waters off southern Philippines

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Mar 02, 2016 - 6:27 PM

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#NeverForget911: Netizens worldwide remember September 11 attacks

Sep 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Fourteen years later the memories linger Where were you when 9 11 happened?

Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash

Aug 01, 2015 - 2:59 PM

According to local police the pilot and 3 passengers died when the Phenom 300 jet attempted to land at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire

SAUDI-REGISTERED JET. Emergency services inspect the crash site at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, after four people died when a private Phenom 300 jet crash-landed in a car auction site and burst into flames as it approached the runway in Farnborough, Britain, July 31, 2015. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/EPA

[Part 1] Moro Mindanao rehabilitation: Lessons from the past

Jun 20, 2015 - 2:00 PM

It was not American soldiers who made the most transforming impact on the war zones of the southern Philippines; it was their civilian counterparts who had brought about these profound positive changes

US agents plotted to find bin Laden via meds – report

May 22, 2015 - 7:48 AM

The supply chain could possibly include International Committee of the Red Cross hospitals It remains unclear if the idea was ever acted on

MEDICINES. Undated file picture of the head of the al-Qaeda terror network Osama bin Laden at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Bin Laden was killed in a raid in Abottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011. AFP FILE PHOTO

What books were on bin Laden's bookshelf?

May 21, 2015 - 5:34 AM

His bookshelf included titles by US journalist Bob Woodward and linguist and leftist Noam Chomsky

BOOK COLLECTION. The US government releases information on what was found at the compound in Abottabad, Pakistan, where former Al Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden was killed. File photo by AFP

Afghanistan gave CIA money to Al-Qaeda to free diplomat – report

Mar 15, 2015 - 7:38 AM

The New York Times reports that Osama bin Laden in 2010 was worried that the Americans knew about the payment and were either tracing the cash or had laced it with poison or radiation and suggested it be converted to another currency

Undated file picture of the head of the al-Qaeda terror network Osama bin Laden at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Bin Laden was killed in a raid in Abottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011. AFP FILE PHOTO

US Navy probing claimed Bin Laden shooter

Dec 24, 2014 - 11:21 AM

The former US Navy Seal ignited a firestorm of controversy last month after coming forward to claim that he was the man who shot Bin Laden through the forehead

DRONES AND AL QAEDA. A gunman loyal to the Shiite Houthi movement looks at graffiti protesting US drone operations a day after a US drone killed suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) militants, Sana’a, Yemen, 25 October 2014. Yahya Arhab/EPA

Former Navy SEAL comes forward as bin Laden shooter

Nov 07, 2014 - 12:13 PM

Robert O Neill tells The Washington Post he shot bin Laden in the forehead at his hideout in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad 3 years ago

DRONES AND AL QAEDA. A gunman loyal to the Shiite Houthi movement looks at graffiti protesting US drone operations a day after a US drone killed suspected al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula (AQAP) militants, Sana’a, Yemen, 25 October 2014. Yahya Arhab/EPA

US Navy SEALs told to stop spilling secrets

Nov 04, 2014 - 12:03 PM

The strict code of humble anonymity represented a life long commitment and obligation and those who flouted it were no longer teammates in good standing a letter from a top official read

An unidentified man reads 'No Easy Day' outside the Strand bookstore in New York, USA, 04 September 2012. Peter Foley/EPA

FOX documentary to reveal who killed bin Laden

Oct 30, 2014 - 7:47 PM

The Navy SEAL will share his story of training to be a member of America’s elite fighting force and explain his involvement in the mission that killed bin Laden

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:30 AM

The 48 year old Kuwaiti who has defended the September 11 2001 attacks was found guilty on March 26 of plotting to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists

This video grab taken June 2002 from the Qatar-based al-Jazeera satellite television channel shows a photo of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a spokesman for the al-Qaeda network, who announced in a recorded statement that chief terror suspect Osama bin Laden, his right-hand man Ayman Zawahri and fugitive Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar were alive and threatened new attacks on the US. Photo from EPA/ AL-JAZEERA

Obama: After 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Even before I came into office I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9 11 we did some things that were wrong US President Barack Obama tells reporters

CIA misled Congress over interrogation program: report

Apr 01, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Officials familiar with the Seante report say the brutality of the enhanced interrogation program yielded little actionable intelligence

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on US terror charges

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:14 PM

2ND UPDATE A New York jury found former Al Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith guilty of three counts of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists

This video grab taken June 2002 from the Qatar-based al-Jazeera satellite television channel shows a photo of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a spokesman for the al-Qaeda network, who announced in a recorded statement that chief terror suspect Osama bin Laden, his right-hand man Ayman Zawahri and fugitive Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar were alive and threatened new attacks on the US. Photo from EPA/ AL-JAZEERA

Freed journalist set to return to Jordan

Dec 07, 2013 - 12:21 PM

After 18 months in captivity journalist Baker Atyani is set to come back home on Sunday December 8 He says he can t really explain his emotions

Doctor who helped find bin Laden charged with murder

Nov 23, 2013 - 7:14 PM

The doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden was charged with murder and fraud by Pakistani authorities

Obama played cards ahead of Bin Laden raid - ex-aide

Aug 15, 2013 - 2:18 PM

Ex aide: Obama opted not to watch the full live feed of the clandestine US commando mission in Pakistan that killed the Al Qaeda chief in 2011

HISTORIC MOMENT. In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (2nd left) and Vice President Joe Biden (left), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on Operation Neptune's Spear, a mission against Osama bin Laden, in one of the conference rooms of the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. They are watching live feed from drones operating over the bin Laden complex. White House photo/Pete Souza

Bin Laden son-in-law faces terror charges in US court

Mar 08, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith reportedly a 47 year old Kuwaiti and allegedly one of the chief propagandists of the Al Qaeda network stands accused of having conspired confederated and agreed to kill nationals of the United States according to a Justice Department indictment

US court overturns Qaeda propagandist's conviction

Jan 26, 2013 - 9:08 AM

The ruling could lead authorities to drop conspiracy charges against the five 9 11 plotters

Heart of darkness: A 'Zero Dark Thirty' analysis

Jan 15, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Television film and the War on Terror

INSTRUMENTAL WOMAN. Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thiry' for which she won Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama in the 70th Golden Globes. Photo from the 'Zero Dark Thirty' Facebook page

Ex-CIA official: Bin Laden film torture fiction

Jan 07, 2013 - 10:46 AM

A number of top lawmakers have come out to say the film has exaggerated the importance of information obtained by harsh interrogations

INCORRECT. 'Sorry, Hollywood. What we did wasn't torture.' - Ex-CIA Jose Rodriguez. Photo from the 'Zero Dark Thirty' Facebook page

Pakistani report on bin Laden out, but not public

Jan 04, 2013 - 12:28 AM

The Pakistani government set up the five member panel after US Navy SEALs conducted a secret raid on a compound in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2 2011 killing bin Laden without informing Islamabad until afterwards

Bin Laden film premieres in time for US vote

Nov 02, 2012 - 11:01 AM

The first film about the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden premieres on Sunday justice before Americans troop to the polls to vote for their next president

ENEMY KILLED IN ACTION. This still photo from "SEAL Team Six: The Killing of Osama bin Laden" shows a dramatization of the team after killing Osama Bin Laden during Operation Neptune's Spear on May 2, 2011 in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. AFP PHOTO / Geronimo Nevada, LLC / National Geographic Channels / Ursula COYOTE

How Bin Laden affected Maria Ressa, Ces Drilon

Oct 16, 2012 - 11:58 AM

The launch of Bin Laden to Facebook turns into an emotional reunion for author Maria Ressa and an ABS CBN news team

Bin Laden movie to premiere in US ahead of election

Oct 06, 2012 - 9:11 AM

SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden premieres on November 4

EXCLUSIVE: YouTube, Facebook link Filipino terrorists to al-Qaeda

Sep 11, 2012 - 5:31 PM

On the 11th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks al Qaeda has been degraded but it has evolved and grown into a social movement spreading its ideology in the virtual world

SEALs slammed for Bin Laden book

Sep 05, 2012 - 7:27 AM

A top US officer expresses outrage that some troops are cashing in on their celebrity status

Pakistan jails doctor who helped in bin Laden hunt

May 24, 2012 - 7:03 AM

The US says Pakistan has no basis to hold him

9/11 mastermind, co-plotters to be arraigned

May 05, 2012 - 2:53 PM

The arraignment a step toward the trial of the century marks the second time the US tried to prosecute 9 11 suspects

US releases 17 documents from Bin Laden compound

May 03, 2012 - 10:41 PM

In one letter to deputies Osama bin Laden worried about Al Qaeda attacks causing unnecessary civilian casualties in Muslim countries

A year after bin Laden's death, New York moves on

May 02, 2012 - 6:26 PM

The vast majority of New Yorkers just want to get on with their lives and they do not feel more or less safe in a world without the most famous terrorist of all time

Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan: 1 year after bin Laden's death

May 02, 2012 - 3:15 PM

Although Al Qaeda s command central is heavily degraded one year after Osama bin Laden s death the social networks remain and more groups continue to join

Undated file picture of the head of the al-Qaeda terror network Osama bin Laden at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Bin Laden was killed in a raid in Abottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/FILES