May 30, 2012 The Pakistani doctor who American officials say was recruited by the CIA to help in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and has since been sentenced to 33 years in prison, was convicted of having ties to a banned militant group, not for alleged treason.
Osama bin Laden.
May 23, 2012 Shakil Afridi was recruited by the U.S. to try to collect DNA samples from the al-Qaida leader or his family members, to prove that bin Laden was in Pakistan. A local court in Pakistan's tribal areas has convicted him of treason.
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May 3, 2012 West Point's Combating Terrorism Center says the "most compelling story" from the documents is the frustration shown by the al-Qaida leader with the terrorist network's affiliates.
Following the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, the image of the al-Qaida leader was one of a man in hiding, watching himself on videos and plotting.
May 2, 2012 Two men claim the al-Qaida leader traveled in a large convoy to a tribal area on the border with Afghanistan. He reportedly attended a dinner with some local elders. That conflicts with reports he was in hiding the last five years of his life.
Iconic image: President Barack Obama and members of his national security team as they monitored the mission to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.
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May 1, 2012 One year ago, the news moved incredibly quickly. From rumor to confirmation to word of a burial at sea, it was all revealed in the space of about five hours.
April 27, 2012 A new Obama campaign ad features former President Bill Clinton praising Obama for giving the risky order for Navy SEALS to kill Osama bin Laden, a decision that could have had disastrous political results if it had failed. The ad essentially asks what would Mitt Romney have done and highlights 2007 statements that make it sound like bin Laden would have been a low priority for him.
Pakistani policemen escort a minivan carrying family members of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, in Islamabad, earlier today.
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April 27, 2012 Next Wednesday marks one year since U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and killed the al-Qaida leader. His three wives, children and grandchildren have been sent to Saudi Arabia.
Pakistani security personnel stand guard outside the house in Islamabad where family members of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden are being held.
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April 2, 2012 The three women and two of bin Laden's older daughters were convicted of living illegally in Pakistan. Two of the wives are thought to be from Saudi Arabia, one from Yemen. They've all been fined about $114 each as well.
During the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, a video showing the al-Qaida leader watching television was discovered.
March 30, 2012 His youngest wife has given investigators the most detailed account yet of where the al-Qaida leader was in the years between the 2001 terrorist attacks and his death in May 2011, The New York Times reports.
March 16, 2012 Washington Post columnist has been shown some of the documents seized during the raid that ended with the al-Qaida leader's death. The plot didn't get far, officials tell him, but underscores bin Laden's desire to strike the U.S. again.
The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed. (May 3, 2011, file photo.)
March 8, 2012 The New York Times writes about a retired Pakistani Army brigadier's attempt to reconstruct what happened last May when U.S. Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden at the al-Qaida leader's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. He got inside the house.
December 8, 2011 Republican presidential contenders have said the president engages in appeasement when it comes to foreign policy. His response pointed to the May killing of the al-Qaida leader.
June 2001: al-Qaida members training in Afghanistan (frame grab from an al-Qaida video).
September 29, 2011 Amin al-Haq is thought to have escaped from Afghanistan with the al-Qaida leader in 2001. He had been held by Pakistani authorities for the past three years.
A photo taken by a local resident shows the wreckage of a helicopter next to the wall of the compound where Osama bin Laden was shot and killed.
August 17, 2011 China said reports that it inspected and took a sample of the remnants of a stealth helicopter used in the bin Laden raid were "groundless" and "ridiculous."
August 15, 2011 Sources tell The Financial Times and The New York Times that Chinese engineers were given a chance to examine the top-secret stealth aircraft. Pakistan denies the reports.
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