ABSTRACT

November 2017 Release of Abbottabad Compound Material   [open html - 24KB]

"In an effort to further enhance public understanding of al-Qa'ida, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on 1 November 2017 released additional materials recovered in the 2 May 2011 raid on Usama Bin Ladin's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. With the release of these materials, the information remaining in the collection that has not been released publicly includes materials that are protected by copyright; sensitive such that their release would directly damage efforts to keep the nation secure; pornography; malware; blank, corrupted, and duplicate files. The entire collection has been available to the US Intelligence Community and Department of Defense organizations for years. [...] CIA's 1 November 2017 release includes additional al-Qa'ida letters, videos, audio files, and communications, as well as routine family correspondence. As a result, it builds on the ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) releases that provided material relevant to understanding the plans and workings of terrorist organizations. [...] In addition to the computer files and digital media recovered in the May 2011 raid on Usama Bin Ladin's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, CIA recovered Bin Ladin's journal. As part of the 1 November 2017 release, CIA made available photographs of the journal, which includes an entry the day before Bin Ladin's death."

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2017-11
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