Osama bin Laden

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TV tonight: Martin Clunes in a true-crime drama about a case that haunted the Met
A tense ITV drama serial follows the desperate, seemingly endless hunt for the so-called Night Stalker. Plus, David Beckham’s rise to stardom. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

20, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Lives lost, poverty, an arms race, rights destroyed … the continuing cost of 9/11
The US has now spent $8 trillion over 20 years in its response to the attacks. But the true price has been more than financial

Simon Tisdall

12, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Al-Qaida: the terror group that learned the secret of longevity
Twenty years after 9/11, 33 years after it was first conceived, and against all the odds, the terrorist group survives

Jason Burke

09, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden review – how the son of a brickie became the leader of al-Qaida
Peter Bergen’s thoroughly researched biography of the notorious Islamist reveals his strikingly mundane, human side

Jason Burke

06, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The day before 9/11: what was life like before the world changed?
The age of Big Brother and famous football victories seems like another time. But did the terrorists’ planes, as it seemed, really come out of nowhere?

Tim Adams

05, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'To give him space': Biden reveals why he told Obama to wait on Bin Laden raid
President-elect in new CNN film tells of agonized discussions but says he subsequently advised Obama to follow his instinct

Martin Pengelly in New York

05, Dec, 2020 @7:29 PM

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Joe Biden advised against Osama bin Laden raid, Barack Obama writes
The then vice-president suggested Obama wait before ordering the mission that killed the al-Qaida leader in 2011, new memoir says

Martin Pengelly in New York

12, Nov, 2020 @7:22 PM

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The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad review – recent history at its finest
Thomas Hegghammer delivers a meticulously researched account of a charismatic Islamist

Ian Black

17, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Experience: I made bombs for al-Qaida
In 1998, two US embassies were bombed, killing 200 Africans. I no longer wanted to be part of it

Aimen Dean

14, Feb, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Baghdadi’s death: not enough to destroy Islamic State | Editorial
Editorial: The sociology of violence espoused by Isis will only be defeated by a political project that transcends the religious, nationalist and ethnic schisms in the region


28, Oct, 2019 @6:19 PM

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Trump confirms US has killed Osama bin Laden's son Hamza
Death of son of the al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, was reported but not confirmed in July

Martin Pengelly in New York

14, Sep, 2019 @8:23 PM

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No longer does al-Qaida grab the headlines. That might be the plan | Jason Burke
The death of Osama bin Laden’s son should make us focus on the group’s new modus operandi

Jason Burke

04, Aug, 2019 @6:00 AM

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