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Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden: The night he came for dinner


BBC, 2 May 2012 ‘Following Bin Laden’s death a year later, both Pakistani and American officials had insisted that the al-Qaeda chief had lived in total seclusion for nearly five years, without once leaving his Abbottabad compound’, writes Pakistani journalist Muhammad Inyas Khan. He has found evidence to the contrary: OBL has visited local elders […]

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Another Pakistan Is Needed: Can Openings Emerge Post-Osama bin Laden?

Ann Wilkens

This latest discussion paper by Ann Wilkens, Advisory Board member of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) outlines key political challenges facing Pakistan and relevant for Afghanistan. The focus of the report is on possible political openings after the killing of Osama bin Laden. While still too early to speak of Pakistan as a failed state, […]

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10 May 2011: New AAN Report – The Takhar Attack

AAN admin

The targeted killing of Osama Bin Laden has given a boost to those in the US who believe this is also an effective strategy to defeat – or at least degrade – the Taleban in Afghanistan. This new AAN thematic report, by senior analyst Kate Clark, warns against this strategy, stressing that the legality of […]

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Sein Auto, sein Haus, sein Feld (Osama’s car, house and field)


Frankfurter Rundschau, 5 May 2011 Willi Germund, a frequent contributor to AAN, has visited Abbottabad and talked to OBL’s neighbours: They report that ‘bearded men’ who spoke Pashtu often came out of the compound to buy icecream and sweets for the kids living there (in German).

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