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Osama bin Laden’s computer history found

Sarah Cavender, News Writer

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A 2011 raid on the Bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan resulted in hundreds of documents and evidence being seized, as well as the computer of Bin Laden himself

In early November, CIA Director Mike Pompeo announced the release of declassified documents that were on the computer.

Among the CIA’s findings were a personal journal, photos of Bin Laden’s adult son, potential promotional and planning materials for the Al-Qaeda, and documents about the organization’s relationship with Iran

The agency also discovered family movies on the computer such as “Cars,” “Chicken Little,” and documentaries, “Where in the World is Osama bin Laden,” and “CNN Presents: World’s Most Wanted.”

The internet has taken the release of bin Laden’s computer by storm with blogs and new sources buzzing about the strange files that were also discovered.

One website, Digg.com named all the odd files; there was a wide variety of anime, video games such as “Grand Theft Auto,” the viral video Charlie Bit My Finger was stored on the computer along with videos of crocheting.

The files ranged from the beheading of an American hostage to cartoons like Tom and Jerry.

In a CNN article Pompeo said, “the release provides the opportunity for the American people to gain further insights into the plans and workings of this terrorist organization.”

According to the CIA, the files that have not been released to the public include information that could pose a risk to national security and are also “materials protected by copyright, pornography, malware and blank, corrupted and duplicate files.”

 

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