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Newly Released Bin Laden Document Describes Iran, Al Qaeda Link


A document published on the night of the Bin Laden killing suggests that Al Qaeda and Iran had a more complicated and intimate relationship with the former – one that included threats and abductions, but also occasional co-operation. The document was resumed among a lot of material released Wednesday by the CIA following a request from the Long War Journal, a website that has introduced the history of the US War on Terrorism. The site received a copy of the materials on Tuesday. The US government released hundreds of thousands of files after the raid on May 1, 2011 in the territory of Bin Laden Pakistan and issued other tranches in 2015 and 2016. The Wednesday edition included nearly 470,000 more files recovered in the raid. Most of the material just described is in Arabic, not translated and calibrated. Includes Bin Laden private magazine 228 pages and other documents officials say support US estimation of US intelligence produced shortly after the attack that bin Laden continued to act as Al Qaeda’s operational commander even in the months prior to his death.


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