Fire broke out in Kabul's Inter-Continental Hotel on Tuesday during the attack.
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June 30, 2011 The airstrike that killed him came on the same day the Obama administration unveiled its new "National Strategy for Counterterrorism," which focuses on targeted drone strikes and special operations raids rather than conventional wars.
June 21, 2011 So far, there's no word on what organization he is suspected of having links to. But the BBC says "Islamic militants" are allegedly involved.
June 16, 2011 Osama bin Laden's longtime No. 2 assumes the leadership position in the wake of the al-Qaida leader's death.
June 9, 2011 The newspaper says the U.S. is "exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets."
Thousands of Yemeni anti-government protesters demonstrated in the city of Ibb on Monday (June 6, 2011).
June 7, 2011 While government spokesmen say the president plans to return to Yemen after receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, opponents hope he will stay away and talks about a transition can begin.
Osama bin Laden.
May 19, 2011 In a new tape released by al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden said change would "blow over the entire Muslim world."
May 18, 2011 It's just supposition at this point, the defense secretary concedes. But he and other U.S. officials believe there were people in Pakistan who knew the al-Qaida leader was living there.
May 18, 2011 Saif al-Adel is "a seasoned operator, he has experience, he has the bona fides within the organization," one expert tells NPR.
May 17, 2011 Pakistan says its intelligence agency has arrested Muhammed Ali Qasim Yaqub, a senior al-Qaida official. The statement says he's from Yemen and has been working closely with al-Qaida militants along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
May 9, 2011 "Yes there was an intelligence failure," Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said. [But] it is not only ours but of all the intelligence agencies of the world." Gilani also said bin Laden's killing was justified.
May 6, 2011 The Associated Press and Reuters both say the terrorist network has "confirmed" the death of Osama bin Laden. And it reportedly vows to continue attacking Americans and their allies.
May 6, 2011 Information gathered from the al-Qaida leader's compound in Pakistan indicates the terrorist network hoped to attack U.S. rail networks on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, sources tell various news outlets.
John Brennan at the White House on Monday (May 2, 2011).
May 3, 2011 John Brennan, President Obama's counterterrorism adviser, says "it would be premature to rule out the possibility. ... We're not accusing anybody at this point, but we want to make sure we get to the bottom of this."
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May 2, 2011 At the White House, the president told a bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers that he hopes the bringing to justice of al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden draws Republicans and Democrats closer together.
May 2, 2011 Will Osama bin Laden's deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri take command of al-Qaida? Presidential adviser John Brennan said in a briefing today that he thinks Zawahiri is not a sure thing to lead a unified al-Qaida
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