Osama bin Laden, 1957-2011
Ayman al-Zawahiri

The 5 al-Qaida leaders most wanted by US

On May 2, 2011, Navy SEALs shot and killed al-Qaida leader and Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden in his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It was a raid made especially daring by the fact that there was only a 50-50 chance the terrorist leader was there. After his death, these are five of the top al-Qaida leaders who pose a clear and continuing threat of an attack within the U.S., according to U.S. intelligence and counterterrorist officials.

Inside al Qaida’s hard drives

The Navy SEALs' raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan yielded several computers, nearly a dozen hard drives, and about 100 other data-storage devices geared to a primary goal: hunting down al-Qaida operatives.

Report: Bin Laden was planning 9/11 anniversary attack

Osama bin Laden was planning an attack on the United States to coincide with the 10th anniversary of 9/11, according to intelligence seized at bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan that was reported by the Wall Street Journal Thursday.


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