At least 80 people were killed at a paramilitary force academy in the northwest on Friday, by suicide bombers of Pakistani Taliban who vowed further bloodshed in retaliation for the death of Osama bin Laden
in a U.S.
Sources familiar with the case told al Quds al Arabi that bin Laden's wife, her Filipino maid and Osama bin Laden
's three children (a female and two young men - Abdullah and Abdul-Qader) left the city of Latakia to Doha.
And yet for 10 years nobody in the West could doubt the pure, implacable evil of Osama bin Laden
. He - and his fanatical followers - would have happily danced on our graves, and the graves of everyone we love.
"Finally, last week, I determined we had enough intelligence to take action, and authorised an operation to get Osama bin Laden
and bring him to justice."
"In addition to Osama bin Laden
, three adult males were killed in the raid," a US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters.
Jane Felix-Browne, a 51-year-old grandmother from Moulton, Cheshire, met 27-year-old Omar Osama bin Laden
in Egypt in September, a national newspaper reported today.
He added: "I believe Osama bin Laden
is planning a new attack inside the United States."
As a rule, Americans have very little understanding of the motivations of Osama Bin Laden
and his followers, a situation that is not helped by President Bush's mendacious bromides about how "they hate our freedoms." Yet without understanding Bin Laden (a rational, if immoral, political actor) how is one expected to confront the terrorism of his movement?
McLaughlin, a 32-year veteran of the intelligence division, and Michael Scheuer, a 22-year agency veteran who headed up the Osama bin Laden
task force until 1999.
For Osama bin Laden
: a collection of Khyber Pass spider holes with a view, cbl & util included.
'I want to assure Muslims that Sheik Osama bin Laden
is in good and prosperous health and all what is being rumoured about his illness and injury in Tora Bora has no truth,' he said.
Dr Gunaratna, who is based at St Andrews University, Fife, said: ``From the style of that message and the way in which it's been issued it's very clear that this is from Osama bin Laden