German spy agency helped U.S. find bin Laden, report claims

May 17, 2015

German spy agency helped U.S. find bin Laden, report claims

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, where U.S. commandos killed the al-Qaida leader, according to a German news report published Sunday. The BND spy service provided a tipoff that bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, with ...

Pakistani defector key in Bin Laden killing: officials

May 13, 2015

Pakistani defector key in Bin Laden killing: officials

Two former senior Pakistani military officials told AFP Tuesday that a defector from Pakistani intelligence assisted the U.S. in its hunt for Osama bin Laden but denied the two countries had officially worked together. The officials’ accounts come after the publication of a controversial ...

Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden shot dead

Mar 18, 2015

Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden shot dead

A Pakistani lawyer under death threats for defending a doctor who helped CIA agents hunt al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday, police said, and two militant groups claimed responsibility. Samiullah Afridi represented Dr. Shakil Afridi, who was jailed in 2012 ...

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Sep 24, 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in U.S. prison

A U.S. court sentenced Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and former al-Qaida spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith to life in prison on Tuesday. The 48-year-old Kuwaiti, who has defended the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was found guilty on March 26 of plotting to kill Americans and ...

Aug 4, 2014

U.S. senator: CIA interrogation tactics helped get bin Laden

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release a minority report asserting that the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques helped bring down Osama bin Laden and other terrorists, the panel’s top Republican said Sunday. “Information gleaned from these interrogations was in ...