DNA: Osama documents show 'Indian brother in Madinah' financed al Qaeda

In a significant finding revealed from a trove of Osama bin Laden documents released by the US, it has emerged that the al Qaeda kingpin received lump sums of money from a so-called “Indian brother in Madinah”.

Qaeda recruits were asked bizarre questions: Osama documents

Under Osama bin Laden's command, prospective al Qaeda recruits had to fill up an application form which contained normal HR questions to bizarre queries like, "Do you wish to execute a suicide operation?".

'Osama was an avid reader, read accounts penned by American authors'

 Documents declassified by the US have revealed that terror group Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden -- once the world`s most wanted militant -- remained immersed in books and was a meticulous editor during his final years of hiding in Pakistan.

'Osama wanted to leave Pak safe house months before US raid'

Frustrated by living in isolation in a safe house in Pakistan's Abbottabad town, Osama bin Laden wanted to move to another location months before the US commando raid that claimed his life.

Osama files show an "Indian brother in Madinah” financed al Qaeda
Osama files show an "Indian brother in Madinah” financed al Qaeda

In a significant finding revealed from a trove of Osama bin Laden documents released by the US, it has emerged that the al Qaeda kingpin received lump sums of money from a so-called “Indian brother in Madinah”.

'You are apple of my eye, be my wife in paradise': Osama the romantic
'You are apple of my eye, be my wife in paradise': Osama the romantic

It's hard to imagine the romantic side of the most dangerous terrorist of the world responsible for millions of deaths, however if one were to listen to a video message that Osama bin Laden recorded for his wife in 2008, he appears to be a true and doting husband, who wanted to remarry his wife in paradise after his death.

Osama's bookshelf: French economics and conspiracy theory

Osama bin Laden`s English language reading list included numerous books by conspiracy theorists and an inordinate number on France, suggesting he may have planned to strike the country`s economy, US officials said Wednesday.

Al Qaeda's document describes 2008 Mumbai terror attack as "heroic", Pune German Bakery blast as "beautiful"
Al Qaeda's document describes 2008 Mumbai terror attack as "heroic", Pune German Bakery blast as "beautiful"

An al Qaeda document recovered by US Navy SEALs from the Abbottabad hideout of Osama bin Laden describes the 2008 Mumbai terror attack by Pakistan-based LeT terrorists as a "heroic Fidai" operation and the one at German Bakery in Pune as a "beautiful huge" bombing.

Osama bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: Files
Osama bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: Files

Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the US instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting.

'Pakistani General was suffering from cancer, had no role in leaking Osama info to US'
'Pakistani General was suffering from cancer, had no role in leaking Osama info to US'

The family of the Pakistani Brigadier Usman Khalid has categorically denied any link between his father and Osama's hideout information being leaked to the CIA.

US declassifies more papers seized in Osama bin Laden raid

US intelligence agencies on Wednesday declassified more than 100 documents seized in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden`s Pakistani compound that ended the Al-Qaeda`s leader`s life.

German spy agency gave US information on Osama bin Laden
German spy agency gave US information on Osama bin Laden

Germany`s spy agency BND helped the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in tracking down al Qaeda supreme leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan`s garrison township of Abbottabad, where US Navy SEALS killed him, media reported on Sunday.

Pakistan says had no prior knowledge of Osama bin Laden

Pakistan on Thursday denied it had any prior knowledge of the whereabouts of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin laden, who was killed in a US raid at a high-walled mansion in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa garrison township of Abbottabad in 2011.

Pak ISI officer who sold Osama secret to CIA identified as 'Brigadier Usman Khalid'
Pak ISI officer who sold Osama secret to CIA identified as 'Brigadier Usman Khalid'

In the aftermath of US journalist Seymour Hersh's explosive revelations on 2011 US raid, reports in Pakistani media have made public the name of the intelligence officer who informed the CIA about the secret hideout of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad.

Pak intelligence had no role in tracing Osama: US

The US Wednesday dismissed as untrue reports that a former Pakistani intelligence officer provided information about the hideout of Osama bin Laden to the CIA, saying an unilateral American operation traced and killed the al-Qaeda chief in 2011.

ISI may have had some inkling of Osama's whereabouts: White House
ISI may have had some inkling of Osama's whereabouts: White House

Some elements within Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI may have had knowledge of Osama bin Laden's whereabouts, but the raid that killed the al-Qaeda chief was a unilateral American military operation, according to a senior US official.

Pakistani defector assisted US in Osama hunt: Officials
Pakistani defector assisted US in Osama hunt: Officials

Two former senior Pakistani military officials told AFP Tuesday that a defector from Pakistani intelligence assisted the US in its hunt for Osama bin Laden but denied the two countries had officially worked together.

White House rebuts claim Pakistan role in Osama bin Laden raid

The White House on Monday flatly rejected claims that Pakistan was told in advance about a 2011 special operations raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

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