On This Day

8 years ago…




… the world learned the mastermind of 9/11 & leader of al-Qaeda was killed. Why some say the terror group is stronger than ever.

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You May Not Know…

  • The FBI put Osama Bin Laden on its Most Wanted List in 1999 due to his role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania & Kenya that killed approx. 200 people; offered $25M reward.
  • Bin Laden had a large collection of American books in his Pakistan compound, reportedly used to find vulnerabilities in American culture & security.
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“Since 9/11, al-Qaedaas footprint has greatly expanded…al-Qaeda maintains an active insurgency, and in some, al-Qaedaas branches or allies control a significant amount of land.”

Bill Roggio, Foundation For Defense of Democracies, who testified Tues. before Congress on the "Global Terrorism Landscape." He says al-Qaeda has a footprint in Yemen, Saudi Arabia, North & West Africa, Somalia, East Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar & Syria.
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Connecting The Dots

  • The Taliban provided safe haven for al-Qaeda to recruit and train in Afghanistan before & after 9/11.
  • Pakistan, where Bin Laden found safe haven, continues to provide safe haven for the Taliban and other jihadi groups.
  • The U.S. considers Pakistan an ally & is negotiating with the Taliban on terms of American withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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The U.S. recently offered $1M for info on the whereabouts of Bin Laden's son, Hamza, who reportedly lives near the Afghan-Pakistan border & has taken a leadership role in the terror group, calling for attacks on the U.S.

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