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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Abbottabad

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# What We Learned
Osama bin Laden wore a cowboy hat and had playtime with the grandchildren
A leaked document from Pakistan, published by Al Jazeera provides us with minute detail about the everyday life of the one-time most wanted man in the world.
# Bin Laden
Pentagon may take legal action against Navy SEAL who wrote about Bin Laden raid
In his book, Matt Bissonnette writes about the moment Bin Laden was shot.
# Bin Laden
Pentagon checking Bin Laden raid book for leaks
Officials have received the manuscript and are checking for any classified information, said Pentagon spokesperson.
# Pakistan
Doctor who helped CIA trace bin Laden 'jailed over militancy'
Court documents obtained today debunk the view that Shakil Afridi was convicted for working with the CIA.
# Pakistan
US aid to Pakistan cut over jailing of doctor who helped CIA
Dr Shakil Afridi was convicted of conspiring against the state of Pakistan after he helped the CIA in their search for bin Laden.
# Wikileaks
WikiLeaks emails suggest Bin Laden corpse 'brought to America'
Internet emails at the intelligence company Stratfor suggest Osama bin Laden’s body wasn’t buried at sea, as suggested.
# Abbottabad
Pakistani authorities demolish compound where bin Laden was killed
The leader of Al Qaeda was killed in the three-storey compound by US forces last May.
# Getting bin Laden
Bin Laden raid ‘was always shoot to kill’ as new details emerge
The most detailed account of the bin Laden raid in May is published in this week’s New Yorker.
# Trap
CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden
Medecins Sans Frontieres has said setting up a fake vaccination programme threatened life-saving immunisation work around the world.
# Bin Laden
How the CIA tried to find Osama bin Laden
A fake vaccination programme was organised in the town where the Al Qaeda leader was hiding but did it work?
# Bin Laden
CIA will be granted access to bin Laden house
US intelligence forces will be given an opportunity to search for fingerprints and other evidence in Abbottabad.
# Pakistan
Pakistani Taliban kill 12 in naval base attack
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the city of Karachi that killed at least 12 people and destroyed two US-supplied surveillance aircraft, citing revenge for the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our daily wrap-up of what’s been going on – including a tongue-in-cheek tour of a certain house in Abbottabad
# Bin Laden
Journalists and dignitaries get a glimpse of US warship which disposed of bin Laden's body
A group of journalists and the president of the Philippines were invited on board the USS Carl Vinson warship on Sunday but operational details of the bin Laden raid and killing were not discussed.
# Pakistan
Pakistan's parliament condemns Bin Laden raid, US drone attacks
Pakistan’s parliament has condemned the fatal US raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound and called for an independent inquiry. It has also voted to ban NATO transit convoys until US drone attacks in the country cease.
# Bin Laden
Porn found at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan
US commandos uncovered the stash of videos after bin Laden was killed. In other news, George Bush enjoys eating soufflé, and was doing so when he heard of bin Laden’s death.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.
# Abbottabad
Obama: bin Laden raid “longest 40 minutes of my life”
The US president says the risks of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden outweighed the risks – but it was a tense time.
# Pakistan
Pakistani PM denies being part of moves to 'hide' bin Laden
Yousuf Raza Gilani tells parliament that the state was not hiding Osama – and says his killing is ‘justice done’.
# Bin Laden
Obama calls on Pakistan to investigate bin Laden's 'support network'
Meanwhile, former Irish President and UN official Mary Robinson has expressed her “moral unease” over the killing of Osama bin Laden’s.
# Bin Laden
Photos emerge of dead bodies at bin Laden's compound
News agency Reuters has obtained the graphic images of three dead men, none of which bear a resemblance to Osama bin Laden. The White House says photos of the al-Qaeda leader will not be released.
# Obama
Obama's approval rating jumps followed bin Laden killing
The US president’s approval rating is up from 45 per cent in April to 56 per cent after US forces killed infamous al-Qaeda leader.
# Bin Laden
Meet the Khans: How the bin Ladens lived in Abbottabad
They called themselves the Khans, drove a red Suzuki, paid their bills on time, and never had visitors.
# Abbottabad
Bin Laden: Not exactly a neighbour from hell
When local kids hit cricket balls into his compound, he wouldn’t give them back – but offered the children money instead. That’s just one of the intriguing pictures to emerge of life in Abbottabad.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.