Bin Laden raid: Son Hamza’s marriage video in CIA record release

Media captionOnly childhood videos of Hamza bin Laden had been seen before this matrimony footage

Osama Bin Laden’s personal diary, video of his son Hamza’s matrimony and documentaries about himself were among files found on a al-Qaeda leader’s computer, a CIA has revealed.

Nearly half a million of a files have been released, a fourth such tranche.

Bin Laden’s mechanism was taken during the 2011 US raid in a Pakistani city of Abbottabad in that he died.

Some essence are being funded over confidence or given they are depraved or pornographic, a CIA said.

CIA executive Mike Pompeo pronounced a recover enclosed 18,000 documents, 79,000 audio files and images and some-more than 10,000 videos that strew light on a “plans and workings of this belligerent organisation”.

What do we learn about Bin Laden’s son Hamza?

The videos embody a shave from a matrimony of his son Hamza – suspicion to be his favourite son. Hamza has been mooted as a destiny al-Qaeda leader. Analysis of objects shown in a video advise it was filmed in Iran. Previously usually childhood videos of Hamza had been publicly seen.

Bin Laden himself is not seen in a video though one of a matrimony attendees says that a “father of a groom, a king of a mujahideen” is joyous during his son’s matrimony and his fun will “spread to all a mujahideen”, AP said.

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Osama Bin Laden was killed during a raid by US special forces

Other comparison al-Qaeda total can also be seen in a footage, according to analysts from a Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) who have been study a newly expelled files. The militants embody Mohammed Islambouli, a hermit of a male who killed Egyptian personality Anwar Sadat in 1981, a FDD says.

In new years al-Qaeda has expelled audio messages from Hamza Bin Laden melancholy a US, pursuit for a Saudi supervision to be dismissed and enlivening jihadist movement in Syria.

An design of him as a child was superimposed onto a design of a New York World Trade Center on a new anniversary of a 9/11 attacks.

What was in Bin Laden’s video collection?

The al-Qaeda personality had a array of charcterised films on his tough expostulate including Antz, Cars, Chicken Little and The Three Musketeers.

There were also several YouTube videos, including a viral shave from a UK called “Charlie bit my finger” and videos about crocheting, including one entitled “How to crochet a flower”. The role-playing mechanism diversion Final Fantasy VII was also on a computer.

Bin Laden also had copies of 3 documentaries about him, including one called Where in a World is Osama bin Laden, as good as National Geographic documentaries including Kung Fu Killers, Inside a Green Berets and World’s Worst Venom, AP reported.

The al-Qaeda personality lived in a walled devalue with several members of his family. Three other organisation – one of Bin Laden’s sons and dual couriers – and a lady were also killed in a raid.

What do a other papers show?

The 228 pages of Bin Laden’s handwritten records cover an array of topics, including a 2011 Arab uprisings, that Bin Laden did not see coming, a FDD says.

The papers also uncover that Bin Laden was still in assign of al-Qaeda adult until his genocide and was in unchanging communication with subordinates around a world.

He spent time perplexing to know US plan in Afghanistan and Iraq and had tools of a inquisitive publisher Bob Woodward’s book Obama’s Wars translated for him.

Another request created by a comparison belligerent examines al-Qaeda’s attribute with Iran, according to a FDD analysts, observant that notwithstanding disagreements their “interests intersect”, quite given they are both “enemies of America”.

Last year a US state dialect pronounced Iran had given during slightest 2009 enabled al-Qaeda to pierce supports and fighters by a nation to South Asia and Syria.

The CIA pronounced a expelled papers also gave an discernment into ideological differences between Bin Laden’s al-Qaeda and a some-more recently shaped supposed Islamic State (IS) group, as good as disagreements within al-Qaeda itself over tactics.

Previous releases of Bin Laden documents:

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