Navy Seal

  • US panel seeks declassification review of Abbottabad documents November 22, 2013

    Washington: A key US Congressional panel has sought a declassification review of documents collected by Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan where al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a daring raid in 2011. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday passed the Fiscal Year 2014 Intelligence Authorisation...
  • Pak's obsession with India led to Osama raid: Report July 10, 2013

    Islamabad: US Navy SEALs were able to sneak into Pakistan covertly to kill Osama bin Laden because of advanced American stealth technology and the Pakistani military's obsession with India. The leaked report of the Abbottabad Commission said India remained the focus of Pakistan's military "despite a growing American threat including...
  • Rescued from Taliban, Indian American doc to return December 11, 2012

    Washington: After being rescued in a daring military operation from Taliban captivity, an Indian American doctor who was involved in training local medical professionals in Afghanistan, is set to return home. Dilip Joseph's employers, Colorado-based Morning Star Development, insisted that it did not pay any ransom to the Taliban for...
  • Osama's body was washed before being buried at sea November 22, 2012

    Washington: Internal emails among US military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony. The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but...
  • 7 US Navy SEALs punished for revealing secrets November 9, 2012

    Washington: Seven members of the secretive Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior Navy officials said on Thursday. Four other SEALs are under investigation for similar alleged violations, one official said. The SEALs are alleged...
  • Seven Navy SEALS punished for leaking info for videogame November 9, 2012

    Washington: Seven members of an elite US Navy SEAL team, including one who participated in the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, have been reprimanded for disclosing classified material while helping produce a videogame, officials said on Thursday. All seven of the special operations forces who were punished...
  • US choppers on Osama mission crossed Indian airspace? September 13, 2012

    Washington: The flight path taken by two American MH-47 Chinook helicopters to Abbottabad in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden in May, 2011 has triggered a controversy with questions being raised as to whether they flew over the Indian air space. A just-published book, containing a first-hand account of the raid...
  • 'Bad blood' led US ex-SEAL to write Osama book September 3, 2012

    New York: A former Navy Seals commando, against whom the Pentagon has threatened legal action for writing a first-person account of the Osama bin Laden raid, breached the military's non-disclosure agreements because of "bad blood" with his unit from which he had been "ostracised." A new e-book written by other Special...
  • Osama's body was identified by young girl: Book September 1, 2012

    Washington: The dead body of Osama bin Laden was identified by a young girl who was in the room where he was killed after his wives refused to name the elusive al Qaeda chief, a new book by an ex-US Navy Seal has claimed. Matt Bissonnette, 36, in his tell-all...
  • Navy SEAL author worried about leaks after Osama raid September 1, 2012

    Washington: A former Navy SEAL at the center of a brewing battle with the US government over his book worried about security after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to the point that he questioned signing his real name on a framed flag from the mission which was being...
  • Author of book on Osama raid faces death threats August 25, 2012

    New York: A former Navy SEAL, who has written a tell-all insider account of the raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, faces threats to his life as well as legal action after his identity was disclosed by media reports. The book, "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account...
  • US: Navy SEAL who penned Osama book identified August 25, 2012

    Washington: The author who has ruffled feathers of many in the Pentagon and CIA by writing a tell-all insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has been identified as a 36-year-old former Navy SEAL from Alaska. The book, 'No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the...
  • Navy SEAL commando pens book on Osama killing August 23, 2012

    Washington: A US Navy SEAL commando, involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, has written an inside account of the May 2011 mission, raising hackles in the Pentagon and CIA. The author, who uses a pseudonym, "was one of the first men through the door on...
  • Obama cancelled 3 kill Laden missions, claims book August 21, 2012

    London: US President Barack Obama put off three times operations to kill world's most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a new book has claimed. Citing unnamed sources within the joint operations command, Rich Miniter, a...
  • Osama's wives gave little away: Pak interrogator May 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Osama bin Laden's three wives were fiercely loyal to him and gave little away when they were interrogated after the al Qaeda chief was killed in a US raid over a year ago, a Pakistani intelligence agent who questioned them said. The three women were arrested by Pakistani security forces...
  • Osama wanted Illyas Kashmiri to target Obama May 3, 2012

    Washington: Osama bin Laden had planned to kill US President Barack Obama and General David Petraeus, who then was the top US commander in Afghanistan, and had issued instructions to Illyas Kashmiri to set up two units to target planes carrying them. According to the documents seized from the Abbottabad safe-house...
  • Is Pakistan still a safe haven for groups backed by al-Qaeda? May 2, 2012

    It's been a year to the day when US Navy Seals stormed a secret compound in Pakistan and killed the world's most wanted terrorist - Osama bin Laden. ...
  • Osama bin Laden killing: The aftermath May 2, 2012

    The compound in Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden hid from authorities is now just a patch of dirt and rubble which children use as a playground. ...
  • Osama lived in 5 safe houses in Pak, says wife March 30, 2012

    New York: In one of the most detailed accounts of Osama bin Laden's life on the run, his youngest wife has told Pakistani investigators that the al Qaeda leader lived in five safe houses as he travelled across Pakistan with his family for nine years following the 9/11 attacks. The detailed...
  • Kidnapped British woman freed in Somalia March 22, 2012

    Somalia: A British tourist freed on Wednesday by Somali pirates after six months in captivity said she did not know for weeks that her husband was killed in the raid on a luxury beach resort on the Kenyan coast. "I just assumed he was alive," Judith Tebbutt said, speaking haltingly in...
  • US jury finds Navy SEAL guilty in weapons case October 8, 2011

    Las Vegas: A federal jury on Friday found an active-duty Navy SEAL guilty on 13 of 15 charges alleging he smuggled machine guns and explosives from Iraq and Afghanistan and conspired with three convicted co-defendants to sell them in the United States. The jury returned the verdict in US District...
  • Obama pledges to press on in Afghan war August 9, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama pledged on Monday to forge ahead with his Afghan war strategy and the Pentagon sought to dispel fears of a Taliban resurgence after militants shot down a helicopter killing 30 US troops, mainly elite Navy SEALs. Saturday's crash was the deadliest incident for US forces since the...
  • 22 US Navy SEALs killed in Afghan crash August 7, 2011

    Kabul: The US Navy SEALs and other troops whose helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan had rushed to the mountainous area to help a US Army Ranger unit that was under fire from insurgents, two US officials said on Sunday. The rescue team had completed the mission, subduing the attackers...
  • New details emerge on Osama's sea burial August 1, 2011

    New York: New details have emerged on how US navy SEALs gave Osama bin Laden a 'blunt' sea burial to end his myth, after they killed the al Qaeda chief during a raid in Pakistan's garrison town of Abbottabad. The SEALs planned disposal of bin Laden's body on the basis...
  • Pakistan college contest: praise for bin Laden July 2, 2011

    Lahore: Two months after the covert US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, posters emblazoned with images of the burning World Trade Center towers appeared at the country's largest university advertising a literary contest to glorify the slain al-Qaida chief. The poem and essay competition at the prestigious Punjab University shows...
  • Al-Zawahri succeeds bin Laden as al-Qaida leader June 17, 2011

    Cairo: Osama bin Laden's longtime deputy Ayman al-Zawahri, a fiery ideologue who is known for his deep hatred of the West and helped plan the 9/11 attacks, has taken control of al-Qaida after the death of the terror network's founder, the group said on Thursday. Al-Zawahri, an Egyptian-born surgeon, has been...
  • Bin Laden files prompt new scrutiny June 10, 2011

    Washington: Everyone Osama bin Laden ever wrote to, spoke to or even mentioned in the volumes of correspondence seized from his Pakistan hideout is under new scrutiny, US officials say. Surveillance has been stepped up on possible terrorist targets around the world, as intelligence experts near the end of decrypting and...
  • Pakistan returns US helicopter from Osama raid May 24, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan has returned to the United States wreckage of a US helicopter destroyed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a Pentagon official told on Tuesday. The delivery of the wreckage meets a key US demand of Pakistan in the wake the May 2 mission to kill the al...
  • US shows off warship that buried bin Laden May 15, 2011

    Aboard the USS Carl Vinson: US officials welcomed visitors on Sunday to the USS Carl Vinson warship, from which Osama bin Laden's body was buried at sea, but did not discuss the ultra-secretive attack that killed him, reflecting America's concern over possible retaliation. US defense officials were taking measures to ensure...
  • Osama in his last video talks about Gulf unrest May 14, 2011

    Washington: US investigation officials have stumbled upon an unreleased video of Osama bin Laden which shows the slain al Qaeda chief speaking on the recent unrest in the Middle East but has no reference to the uprisings in Libya, Yemen and Syria. The CIA-led inter agency Task Force officials said the...