May 6, 2011

News Alert: Data From Raid Links Bin Laden to Newer Terror Plots

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The New York Times
Thu, May 05, 2011 -- 8:48 PM ET

Data From Raid Links Bin Laden to Newer Terror Plots

After reviewing computer files and documents seized at the
compound where Osama bin Laden was killed, American
intelligence analysts have concluded that the chief of Al
Qaeda played a direct role for years in plotting terror
attacks from his hide-out in Abbottabad, Pakistan, United
States officials said Thursday.

With Bin Laden's whereabouts and activities a mystery in
recent years, many intelligence analysts and terror experts
had concluded that he had been relegated to an inspirational
figure with little role in current and future Qaeda

A rushed examination of the trove of materials from the
compound in Pakistan prompted Obama administration officials
on Thursday to issue a warning that Al Qaeda last year had
considered attacks on American railroads.

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