CIA Reveals What Was In The Computer Of Osama Bin Laden


Osama Bin Laden, the founder of a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization Al-Qaeda and responsible for the massive killing in an attack of September 11 in the United States was killed on May 2, 2011, by US forces. TheĀ United States military special operations unit under the operation name ‘Operation Neptune Spear’ on the order of former US President Barack Obama raid at his residence and shot him dead. Then they carried his body to Afghanistan and after identification buried it at sea within 24 hours of Laden’s death.

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In the operation, the force recovered a computer that contained a collection of videos including kids’ cartoon films, few Hollywood movies and three documentaries about Laden himself.

The United States Central intelligence agency released the list of videos on Wednesday. The videos were included in the records of 470,000 files which was found on seized computers on 2 May 2011 on the location of the founder of al-Qaeda in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

These materials which are the fourth tranche were taken from the walled compound of the building in May 2015 where Osama Bin Laden and his family used to live for almost five years.

The statement of the CIA stated that the items which are still undisclosed were with held till date because they can harm national security or are blank, or corrupt or duplicate files or obscene or protected by copyright.


CIA in the statement said, the materials that are protected by copyright includes more than 24 videos like Antz, Cars, animated films, the role-playing game Final Fantasy VII and three documentaries made on Laden himself named as Wherein the World is Osama bin Laden and two other unnamed documentaries.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said, ” Today release of recovered Al-Qaeda letters, videos, audio files, and other materials provides the opportunity for the American people to gain further insights into the plans and working for this terrorist organization.”


Pompeo added, “CIA will continue to seek an opportunity to share information with the American people consistent with our obligation to protect national security.”

The materials that are recovered by CIA released online in the original Arabic language on Wednesday. This document includes the personal journal of Laden and about 79,000 audio and image files and 18,000 document files and more than 10,000 video files.

As per the statement of CIA, the earlier recovered materials give the perception that how the differences between al-Qaeda and the Islamic State took the shape, how disagreement between al-Qaeda and its allies grew, and the problems faced by al-Qaida at the death of Bin Laden.