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“Impressive Amount” of Intelligence Material Obtained from Bin Laden Hideout in Abbottabad

According to CIA Chief Leon Panetta, the U.S. collected an “impressive amount” of material from Osama bin Laden’s compound, including computers and other electronics, The CIA has set up a task force to act on the fresh intelligence. On Tuesday, Panetta assembled a group of 15 aides to assess the credibility of the intelligence that was collected at...

“Geronimo-E KIA” Confirmation in the White House Situation Room that Usama Bin Laden Was Dead

Faces of apprehension in the White House Situation Room during the operation to capture or kill Osama bin Laden near Abbottabad, Pakistan. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011....

Osama Bin Laden Hideout Compound Near Abbottabad, Pakistan on Google Map

View Larger Map Satellite image of apparent location of hideout compound of Osama bin Laden (aka Usama bin Laden) near Kakul Road showing incomplete construction of compound shown directly below. View Larger Map Apparent location of hideout compound of Osama bin Laden (aka Usama bin Laden) compound about half way between Abbottabad and Kakul. View Larger Map Apparent location of hideout compound of Osama...

How Did They Kill Usama Bin Laden?

First images of the compound where Usama Bin Laden was staying. Information about couriers close to Usama Bin Laden was obtained from tips obtained from detainees at Guantanamo. Apparently CIA operatives were observing couriers that were used for communications for Usama bin Laden, since he could not use electronics for communications. Usama Bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout...

Usama bin Laden Reported Killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan

Osama bin Laden, accused of leading the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil on September 11, 2001, has been reported killed. The United States has possession of the body. President Barack Obama began speaking about the news from the White House at 11:36 p.m. CDT. A unnamed source had leaked that Osama bin Laden (also known as Usama bin Laden)...

Protest in Peshawar Against U.S. Drone Attacks Led by Imran Khan

Protesters in Peshawar, in northwestern Pakistan, demonstrated on Saturday against U.S. drone attacks on their country. Former cricketer Imran Khan, head of a political party known as Pakistan Movement for Justice, led the protest.

At Least 120 Dead As Syrian Security Forces Attempt to Suppress Protesters

Syrian security forces shot at tens of thousands of people joining funeral processions Saturday after the bloodiest day of the monthlong uprising against President Bashar Assad. The death toll from two days of violence has risen to at least 120. Two lawmakers and a local religious leader have resigned in disgust over the killings. Syria's National Organization for Human Rights,...

Gunfire Into Crowds As Protesters Clash With Syrian Forces in Moademieh

Syrian security forces fired bullets and tear gas on pro-democracy demonstrations Friday, killing at least 49 people in the bloodiest day of the uprising against the current regime. AP can not independently verify the content of this video.

Drones in Libya; Joint Chiefs of Staff General Cartright Denies “Mission Creep”

General James Cartright, Vice -Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff, disagrees that there is "Mission Creep" in Libya. President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drone aircraft in Libya to improve the precision of low-level attacks on ground targets, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday. Drones supported because of lower collateral damage, which is especially helpful in urban areas....

Raw Video: Fierce Firefights Hit Misrata, Libya

Fierce firefights on the streets of central Misrata have been fought over the past few days, as seen in video which has been exclusively obtained by AP Television. Pictures show rebels manning huge guns and firing on Gadhafi forces. AP video journalist Raul Gallego on the ground with fighters taking on Moammar Gadhafi. Senator John McCain on Friday advised against sending...