Operation Geronimo

  • US can keep Osama's photos under wraps: Court May 21, 2013

    Washington: A federal appeals court on Tuesday backed the US government's decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by US commandos. The three-judge panel of the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District...
  • Obama administration resists release of Osama photos January 11, 2013

    Washington: Even almost two years after the world's most wanted terrorist was slain by American special forces, President Barack Obama's administration is refusing to release photos of Osama bin Laden's dead body, warning that this would risk "grave damage" to national security. Though media outlets worldwide had made a clamor...
  • Obama called off 3 'kill Osama' operations: Book August 22, 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...
  • Amnesty calls US raid to kill Osama bin Laden illegal May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The US special operation in Pakistan's Abbottabad town in May last year that killed Osama bin Laden in his hideout appears to have been "unlawful" in the absence of clarification from the US, human rights group Amnesty International has said. "The US administration made clear that the operation had...
  • US govt yet to release pictures of slain Osama September 29, 2011

    US government is still deliberating whether it can be compelled to release the photographs and video showing the dead al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. ...
  • Osama bin Laden's photos must stay secret: US September 28, 2011

    Washington: Public disclosure of graphic photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden after US commandos killed him would damage national security and lead to attacks on American property and personnel, the Obama administration contends in a court documents. In a response late on Monday to a Freedom of Information Act...
  • 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...
  • Graphic novel outlines raid to capture bin Laden June 29, 2011

    Philadelphia: The daring secret mission to get Osama bin Laden by elite US forces will be told in the pages of a new graphic novel that aims to shed more light - with a bit of creative license - on the event. Written by retired US Marine Capt. Dale Dye and...
  • Pak Taliban vows revenge attacks on US targets June 7, 2011

    Peshawar: Pakistan's Taliban, a close ally of al Qaeda, plans to attack American targets abroad to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, said one of it's senior leaders. The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Taliban Movement of Pakistan, has delivered on threats to avenge the killing of bin Laden by US...
  • Pakistan: Bomb attack kills 6, injures 10 June 5, 2011

    Peshawar: A bomb attack near the Pakistani city of Peshawar killed at least six people on Sunday, police said. "The blast took place at a bus stop and it seems the bomb was planted," said Raheem Khan, a police inspector. Ten people were wounded. Pakistan's Taliban militants, who have close ties...
  • Pak sets up top panel to probe Osama raid May 31, 2011

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday formed a commission headed by a Supreme Court judge to investigate the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a covert US military operation in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad. The five-member commission constituted to investigate the "Abbottabad incident" will...
  • Osama killing avenged CIA deaths May 28, 2011

    Washington: For a small cadre of CIA veterans, the death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of deaths, the details of which have remained secret for...
  • Musharraf calls Obama 'arrogant' May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf called US President Barack Obama arrogant. In an interview with CNN, Musharraf said Operation Geronimo, the US raid that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, was an act of war against Pakistan. CNN: President Obama said this week on a British television...
  • Pak Taliban: who are they, what can they do? May 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility on Monday for an attack on the headquarters of the naval air force, storming the base in the city of Karachi in their most brazen action since the killing of Osama bin Laden in a US raid. The Pakistan Taliban, which is allied with al...
  • US had inside info of Osama's hideout: report May 22, 2011

    London: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik believes the US had a mole right inside Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout and this was how the al Qaeda chief was tracked down to the compound, a media report said on Sunday. Top US officials said after the raid that they were only partially...
  • US rejects Pak warnings on unilateral actions May 20, 2011

    Washington: Rejecting Pakistan's warnings that it would not allow more Abbottabad-like operations in it's territory, the US has said that it will go after al-Qaeda leadership anywhere in the world if it had actionable intelligence on high value targets. "We have made it clear to people around the world that if...
  • 51 pc of Pak sad over Osama's death: survey May 16, 2011

    Islamabad: A majority of Pakistani's surveyed in a poll appeared to be aggrieved over the death of Osama bin Laden, with 51 per cent describing their emotions as "grief" though one-third said they were unconcerned by the incident. The nation-wide poll was conducted by Gallup Pakistan during May 7-10, less than...
  • Imam, two sons, arrested on terror charges in US May 14, 2011

    Washington: A Florida-based imam of Pakistani origin, and his two sons are among five persons charged by US authorities for providing financial and material support to the Pakistani Taliban. FBI agents arrested Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, 76, and his son Irfan Khan, 37, in South Florida on Saturday. Both are...
  • Singh's trip to Kabul worries Pak: US media May 13, 2011

    Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's high-profile political visit to Afghanistan and cementing of ties with a strategic partnership "are all but certain to raise hackles in Pakistan," a leading US daily said on Friday, as the American media took unusual interest in his Kabul trip. "With a high-profile political visit and...
  • Pak to review counter-terror cooperation with US May 12, 2011

    Islamabad: Stepping up its criticism of the "unilateral" American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the Pakistan government on Thursday condemned the operation and said it would review it's counter-terrorism cooperation with the US. The Defence Committee of the Cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani...
  • Dawood not in Pakistan: Rehman Malik May 10, 2011

    In an interview with Rehman Malik, Pakistan Interior Minster, after Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces. ...
  • Pak govt likely to hike defence budget by 12 pc May 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan government is expected to hike the defence budget for the next fiscal year by 12 per cent to Rs 495 billion though the total military spending is likely to be more than Rs 767 billion, according to a media report on Tuesday. The "stated" defence budget for 2011-12 is...
  • US, Pak agreed on Osama mission 10 years ago May 10, 2011

    London: In a secret deal struck a decade ago, the US and Pakistan agreed that Washington will carry out a unilateral operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil if he was found there following which Islamabad would vociferously protest the incursion, a media report said on Tuesday. The then military...
  • No apology to Pakistan, says White House May 9, 2011

    Washington: Rejecting Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's criticism of the unilateral action that killed Osama bin Laden, the US on Monday asserted that it would not apologise to the Pakistan Government for the incident. At the same time, the Obama Administration maintained that it expects the Pakistan Government to continue...
  • People of Pakistan feel humiliated: Imran Khan May 9, 2011

    Imran Khan speaks exclusively to CNN-IBN on the future of Pakistan after Operation Geronimo. ...
  • Is the Pakistan government a puppet? May 9, 2011

    In conversation with former envoy to India Aziz Ahmed Khan and political analyst Ayesha Siddiqua after Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza Gilani addressed the nation on the Osama bin Laden killing which took place on May 2. ...
  • Consultations for consensus on terror: Kayani May 9, 2011

    Islamabad: With America's unilateral action creating unease in Pakistan, the powerful army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday said that the civilian leadership should hold political consultations to evolve consensus on important security issues like the war on terror. A week after Osama bin Laden was killed in a secret US...
  • Obama urges Pak to probe Osama support system May 9, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has pressed the Pakistan government to investigate on what kind of support infrastructure al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had at his Abbottabad compound near Islamabad. "We think that there had to be some sort of support network for bin Laden inside of Pakistan. But we...
  • Pak army denies reports of Pasha's resignation May 8, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistani military has denied reports that Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha is quitting over the debacle of Osama bin Laden being killed by US forces in the garrison city of Abbottabad and that he travelled to Washington to explain Islamabad's position. Seeking to scotch reports that...
  • 'US shouldn't have violated Pak sovereignty' May 8, 2011

    Islamabad: Amid a diplomatic row between Pakistan and the US over the secret operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Washington should not have violated his country's sovereignty to carry out the raid in Abbottabad. "There was no need to (take) a...