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Killing Bin Laden - 21 May 2015 
The operation that killed the al Qaeda leader.

Osama bin Laden was fixated on attacking U.S. targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause, according to documents the United States says were seized in his hideout in Pakistan and released on Wednesday.

The documents published by U.S. intelligence also contained details of purported negotiations between al Qaeda, its allies in the Pakistani Taliban and representatives of Pakistani intelligence, and what seemed to be an al Qaeda job application.

A July 2010 letter showed that bin Laden pressed al Qaeda in Yemen, one of the group's more active affiliates, to make peace with the government and focus on America.

Bin Laden's view was that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) ought to sign a truce with Yemeni authorities or arrange an accommodation in which Yemeni authorities would leave the group alone "in exchange for focusing on America."

"The purpose is to focus on striking inside America and its interest abroad, especially oil producing countries, to agitate public opinion and to force US to withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq," according to a summary of the letter by a bin Laden associate identified as "Atiyyah."

It said the associate recommended "extra security measures" for Anwar al Awlaki, a U.S.-born radical preacher who became one of AQAP's principal strategists and spokesman, and also that Awlaki should be required to "change his way of life."

Awlaki had served as an imam at a mosque in a Virginia suburb of Washington, which was attended by two militants who participated in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. He fled to Yemen after the attacks and was killed in 2011 by a CIA drone strike. 
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May 02, 2011 
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Newspaper headlines and clippings are posted on a wall inside a staff office at the White House in Washington May 2, 2011, the morning after U.S. President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT POLITICS) 
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May 01, 2011 
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People react to the death of Osama bin Laden in Times Square in New York 
People react to the death of Osama bin Laden in Times Square in New York early May 2, 2011. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on Sunday, President Barack Obama announced, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 02, 2011 
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Bob Mika (L) and Liam Kolb react to the death of Osama bin Laden at the construction site of the former... 
Bob Mika (L) and Liam Kolb react to the death of Osama bin Laden at the construction site of the former World Trade Center towers in New York early May 2, 2011. Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces in Pakistan on Sunday, President Barack Obama announced, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) 
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People cheer and wave U.S. flags outside the White House as President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the nation on the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, in Washington May 1, 2011. Al Qaeda's elusive leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad, Obama said. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE 
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May 04, 2011 
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Local residents try to look past the gates into the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was... 
Local residents try to look past the gates into the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad May 4, 2011. Bin Laden was unarmed when U.S. special forces shot and killed him, the White House said, as it tried to establish whether its ally Pakistan had helped the al Qaeda leader elude a worldwide manhunt. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) 
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May 03, 2011 
A boy collects debris, the remains of a firefight, outside the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin... 
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A boy collects debris, the remains of a firefight, outside the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin... 
A boy collects debris, the remains of a firefight, outside the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad May 3, 2011. Bin Laden lived for the past five to six years in the compound deep inside Pakistan where the al Qaeda leader was killed by U.S. forces, President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser said on Tuesday. Bin Laden, who was living in Afghanistan before a 2001 U.S.-led invasion helped topple its Taliban regime, was holed up in a compound in the military garrison town of Abbottabad in Pakistan before Sunday's operation to kill him. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) 
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April 25, 2012 
A boy plays with a tennis ball in front of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in this May 5, 2011... 
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A boy plays with a tennis ball in front of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in this May 5, 2011 file picture. Osama bin Laden was killed almost a year ago, on May 2, 2011, by a United States special operations military unit in a raid on his compound in Abbottabad. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/Files (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 25 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'ABBOTTABAD - A YEAR AFTER BIN LADEN' 
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May 02, 2011 
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Supporters of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shout anti-American slogans, after the news of his death, during a rally in Quetta May 2, 2011. Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. helicopter raid on a mansion near the Pakistani capital Islamabad early on Monday, officials said, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. officials said bin Laden was found in the million-dollar compound in the military garrison town of Abbottabad, 60 km (35 miles) north of Islamabad. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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April 25, 2012 
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Six-year-old Anum, poses for her uncle for a picture while visiting the site of the demolished compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad April 22, 2012. Osama bin Laden was killed almost a year ago, on May 2, 2011, by a United States special operations military unit in a raid on his compound in Abbottabad. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY) ATTENTION EDITORS PICTURE 06 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'ABBOTTABAD - A YEAR AFTER BIN LADEN' 
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May 01, 2012 
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Children are seen through the window of a house under construction as they play cricket on the demolished site of a compound of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad May 1, 2012. Al Qaeda leader bin Laden was killed almost a year ago, on May 2, 2011, by a United States special operations military unit in a raid on his compound in Abbottabad. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW ANNIVERSARY) 
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