Monthly Archives: March 2015

Osama bin Laden’s secret files exposed

Former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden whose house in Pakistan provided American forces with a treasure trove.

Federal prosecutors have introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011 as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect in New York. Abid Naseer is alleged to have taken part in al Qaeda’s plotting in Europe and New York City. And U.S. attorneys argue that the documents are important for understanding the scope of al Qaeda’s network and activities. The Long War Journal has obtained the bin Laden files introduced as government exhibits. One of the documents is a memorandum dated June 19, 2010 written by “Mahmoud,” the alias used by Atiyah Abd al Rahman, to Sheikh Abu Abdallah, a nom de guerre used by Osama … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Bangladesh | Leave a comment

US seeking to deport Bosnians over war crimes

U.S. marshals escort Azra Basic into the Federal Courthouse in Lexington on March 17, 2011 to appear on charges of committing war crimes against ethnic Serbs.

Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they believe took part in war crimes and “ethnic cleansing” during the bitter conflict that raged in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. In all, officials have identified about 300 immigrants who they believe concealed their involvement in wartime atrocities when they came to the United States as part of a wave of Bosnian war refugees fleeing the violence there. With more records from Bosnia becoming available, the officials said the number of suspects could eventually top 600. “The more we dig, the more documents we find,” said Michael MacQueen, an Immigration and Customs … Continue reading

Posted in Bosnia, Croatia, USA | Leave a comment