Abbottabad

  • US panel seeks declassification review of Abbottabad documents 22-11-2013 03:03 PM

    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...
  • Shakeel Afridi to face fresh trial for aiding CIA, Lashkar-e-Islam 29-08-2013 06:38 PM

    The 33-year jail term given to Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track Osama Bin Laden, was overturned by a official who ordered a fresh trial on Thursday. Frontier Crimes Regulation Commissioner Sahibzada Mohammad Anees ruled that a judge in the tribal belt had exceeded his authority...
  • Pak's obsession with India led to Osama raid: Report 10-07-2013 09:42 PM

    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...
  • ISI had nothing to do with Osama's stay in Pakistan, claims report 09-07-2013 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Abbottabad Commission in Pakistan has concluded that former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's nine-year-long stay in Pakistan and the May 2011 secret US raid were because of 'gross incompetence' of the state institutions. But they say that the ISI didn't know Laden was there. Pakistan's commission...
  • Osama bin Laden report accuses Pakistan of incompetence 09-07-2013 02:54 AM

    Islamabad: Osama bin Laden was able to avoid detection and live in plain sight for almost a decade due to the incompetence and negligence of Pakistan's intelligence and security services, Pakistan's official report into his killing concluded on Monday. Following a decade-long hunt, the CIA tracked down the al Qaeda...
  • Pakistani Taliban willing to back polio vaccination 13-04-2013 11:59 AM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has said they will back the government's polio vaccination program if they are guaranteed it will not be used to mask a US espionage campaign. "We're not opposed to any vaccination if we are convinced that the dose for polio is allowed by Islam and that...
  • Osama's body was washed before being buried at sea 22-11-2012 08:12 AM

    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...
  • No evidence Pakistan knew Osama's location: US 16-11-2012 07:43 AM

    Washington: There has been no evidence that Pakistan leadership knew of the presence of Osama bin Laden inside their country, a top Pentagon commander has said citing post-raid analysis of the secret operation that killed the most wanted terrorist of the world. Navy Adm William McRaven, Commander of US Special...
  • Osama killing spawns Al-Qaeda magazine 09-01-2012 03:25 PM

    Islamabad: Al-Qaeda continues to preach jihad or holy war through an Urdu monthly magazine that is delivered to homes in cities across Pakistan by post, according to a media report on Monday. The 200-page magazine, Hiteen, is named after the battlefield where Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi defeated the Crusaders and features...
  • Musharraf denies he knew Osama was living in Pak 08-01-2012 09:21 AM

    Jerusalem: Pakistan's former President General Pervez Musharraf has denied having knowledge about the al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden living in his country during his tenure. In his first ever interview to an Israeli daily, Ha'aretz, Musharraf insisted on his innocence and said he was 100 per cent sure about himself...
  • No more Abbottabad-like incidents: Gilani to US 22-12-2011 12:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan wants new rules of engagement with the US and an assurance of "no Abbottabad-like unilateral action in future", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said. The prime minister was referring to the May 2 killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US commandos who carried out...
  • Osama's widows expected to leave Pakistan soon 10-12-2011 01:39 PM

    Islamabad: Three of Osama bin Laden's widows, who were captured following the US raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader, are soon expected to leave Pakistan after seven months in custody. According to a media report, the three women " two Saudis and one Yemeni " were picked up by Pakistani...
  • Pakistan to make Osama inquiry report public 09-12-2011 09:40 AM

    Islamabad: The inquiry report into the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden by US special forces in his Pakistani hideout will be made public. Following the killing of bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had formed a five-member inquiry commission under...
  • Osama killing report in few weeks: Pak panel 08-12-2011 06:43 PM

    Islamabad: The head of the Pakistani judicial commission investigating al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's presence in the country and the covert US raid that killed him said on Thursday that the panel was close to completing its probe and would submit a "good report" to government in a "few weeks"....
  • Pak to repatriate widows, kids of Osama: Report 06-12-2011 02:21 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan will soon repatriate to Saudi Arabia two widows and several children of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden who were captured after he was killed during a US military raid in the garrison town of Abbottabad. The decision to repatriate the women and children was made as Pakistani authorities...
  • Zawahiri set up Osama bin Laden: Book 08-11-2011 09:35 AM

    Washington: Eager to become the leader of al Qaeda, the then number two Aymen Zawahiri set up Osama bin Laden by repeatedly sending a courier to his hiding place in Abbottabad who had been interrogated by the CIA, a new book by a former SEAL has claimed. "Despite knowing that...
  • Osama killing hit US-Pak relations: Obama 01-10-2011 08:53 AM

    Washington: The US-Pak ties have strained following the detention of American diplomat Raymond Davis in Lahore and the Abbottabad raid which killed Osama bin Laden, affecting the bilateral military cooperation, President Barack Obama has told the Congress. "Bilaterally, the fallout of the raid resulting in the death of Osama bin...
  • US govt yet to release pictures of slain Osama 29-09-2011 11:31 AM

    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. ...
  • Pak will retaliate to any US misadventure: Report 28-09-2011 12:42 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan has informed the US that it will be forced to retaliate if American forces attempt to launch a unilateral strike on the country's tribal belt that the US has said is a safe haven for Taliban elements, according to a media report on Wednesday. The message was personally...
  • 'Pak let China see crashed US stealth copter' 15-08-2011 12:51 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan gave China access to the previously unknown US 'stealth' helicopter that crashed during the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May despite explicit requests from the CIA not to, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The disclosure, if confirmed, is likely to further shake the US-Pakistan...
  • Al Qaeda was planning to kill Obama: sources 16-07-2011 12:15 PM

    Washington: Osama bin Laden was plotting to kill US President Barack Obama and Gen David Petraeus, Commander of US forces in Afghanistan, a media report on Saturday said, citing information obtained from the material seized from Abbottabad-compound of the slain al Qaeda leader. "Documents recovered from Osama bin Laden's compound...
  • Bin Laden was in on 2005 and 2006 London plots 13-07-2011 01:35 PM

    Washington: Osama bin Laden was aware of the plot in which al Qaeda militants bombed London transport facilities on July 7, 2005, but it was the last successful operation he played a role in, US government experts have concluded. Circumstantial evidence, including information gathered from the Abbotabad, Pakistan, hide-out where...
  • Osama had support system in Pakistan: US 04-07-2011 09:50 AM

    Washington: Osama bin Laden "had some sort of support mechanism" while operating out of Pakistan for six years, a top White House official has said, even as he reiterated that there is no evidence so far which indicates that the top leadership in the country knew about it. "The fact...
  • Graphic novel outlines raid to capture bin Laden 29-06-2011 06:33 PM

    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...