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Terrorism and the united states hunt for osama bin laden

Early life

Visit Website In 1979, Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan; soon afterward, Azzam and bin Laden traveled to Peshawar, a Pakistani city on the border with Afghanistan, to join the resistance. They did not become fighters themselves, but they used their extensive connections to win financial and moral support for the mujahideen the Afghan rebels.

They also encouraged young men to come from all over the Middle East to be a part of the Afghan jihad. Most important, it showed bin Laden and his associates that it was possible to put pan-Islamism into practice. After the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989, bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia to step up fundraising for this new and more complicated mission.

A. Obama’s address to the Nation

After one more year of preparation, al-Qaida struck for the first time: A bomb exploded in a hotel in Aden, Yemen, that had housed American troops on their way to a peacekeeping mission in Somalia.

No Americans died in the blast, but two Austrian tourists did. Worldwide Jihad Emboldened, bin Laden and his associates embraced violent jihad in earnest. For example, they trained and armed the Somali rebels who killed 18 American servicemen in Mogadishu in 1993. On August 7, 1998, bombs exploded simultaneously at the U. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, where 213 people were killed and 4,500 were injured, and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, where 11 people were killed and 85 were injured.

  • Mike Blakemore, of the human rights group Amnesty International, last night said torture could not be justified in any circumstances;
  • Tenet, director of central intelligence from July 1997 to July 2004;
  • In its initial account, the American government said that Bin Laden had been armed while taking part in the fierce firefight that broke out after a team of Navy Seals launched its assault.

Al-Qaida took credit for the bombings. Then, on October 12, 2000, a small boat loaded with explosives plowed into the hull of the U. Cole, an American naval destroyer docked off the coast of Yemen.

United States of America, The Death of Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden took credit for that incident as well. A federal grand jury in the United States indicted bin Laden on charges related to the embassy bombings, but with no defendant there could be no trial.

  1. Actions taken by States in combating terrorism, especially in high profile cases, set precedents for the way in which the right to life will be treated in future instances. But nothing has come of it.
  2. Documents B and C What was the status of the three people shot dead by the SEALs on the first floor the courier, his brother and a woman? Is Pakistan obliged to allow the ICRC to visit the women and children taken in in the complex after the operation?
  3. They have no prisoners. Documents B, F and H For Osama bin Laden to have been the legitimate target of an attack, was it sufficient to consider that he was still the al-Qaida leader?
  4. Could the US special forces kill them? In certain exceptional cases, use of deadly force may be permissible as a measure of last resort in accordance with international standards on the use of force, in order to protect life, including in operations against terrorists.

Meanwhile, al-Qaida operatives were busy planning the biggest attack of all: For almost ten years, he remained in hiding, issuing fatwas and taunts over radio and television, recruiting enthusiastic young jihadis to his cause and plotting new attacks. Meanwhile, the CIA and other intelligence officials searched in vain for his hiding place.

Osama bin Laden

Finally, in August 2010, they traced bin Laden to a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, about 35 miles from Islamabad. For months, CIA agents watched the house while drones photographed it from the sky.

Finally, it was time to move. They found the al-Qaida leader in an upstairs bedroom with a pistol and an assault rifle nearby and shot him in the head and chest, killing him instantly.

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