Hunt Focuses on Afghan-Pakistan Border
August 28, 2002 -- Update:
U.S.-led forces searching for Osama bin Laden and members of his al-Qaida
network are concentrating on a stretch of Afghanistan's border with
Pakistan, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
The Times account comes as new reports surfaced
that two al-Qaida leaders and dozens of followers are hiding in eastern
August 19, 2002 -- The New York Times' Judith
Miller on recently
discovered videotapes that purport to show al-Qaida terrorists training
with chemical weapons and explosives.
Still a Threat?
Assessing the Capabilities of Al-Qaida
June 11, 2002 -- The arrest of a man accused of plotting
a "dirty bomb" attack on the U.S. has raised questions about the state
of al-Qaida, the terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden.
terrorism and security experts discuss al-Qaida operations nine
months after its deadly attacks on the World Trade Center in New York
and the Pentagon outside Washington.
Laden Tape a "Patchwork"
April 15, 2002 -- Update: Clips of a newly released
tape showing terrorism mastermind Osama bin Laden and a top deputy were
playing on Arab television.
The video appears to be a combination of recent footage
and older recordings. In one part, bin Laden sits quietly while one
of his deputies calls the terrorist attacks on America a "great victory."
"I was advised that what I was watching very likely was
using a patchwork of clips from previous periods along with some dialogue
of more recent periods," Defense Sec. Donald Rumsfeld said.
Osama Bin Laden Tape Released
Dec. 27, 2001 -- After the Arab language network al-Jazeera
airs a taped statement from Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden, four experts
the latest from Osama bin Laden and the state of the al-Qaida network.
Assess the Videotaped Statements of Osama bin Laden
Dec. 13, 2001 -- A reporter and an Arab expert
examine the international reaction
to the Osama bin Laden tape.
Dec. 13, 2001 -- Two views on
the bin Laden tape and its significance to the Sept. 11 investigation.
Dec. 13, 2001 --
RealAudio: Defense Secretary Rumsfeld reacts to the bin Laden tape
and discusses efforts to capture al-Qaida members.
Releases Bin Laden Videotape
Dec. 13, 2001 -- Update: The Defense Dept. releases
a videotape showing Saudi exile Osama bin Laden discussing the Sept.
11 attacks on the United States. Bin Laden is the U.S. government's
prime suspect in those attacks. || Text
| PDF file: Text of the
hour-long bin Laden tape.
Dec. 13, 2001 -- Ray Suarez reports on the key
moments in the released tape.
Dec. 13, 2001 --
RealVideo: An excerpt in which bin Laden discusses the attack on
the World Trade Center. [High-bandwith file]
Issues New Letter, Denounces Pakistani Government
Nov. 1, 2001 -- Update:
In a letter, suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden denounced Pakistan
for siding with the "crusaders."
Condemns U.S. Air Strikes
Oct. 9, 2001 -- Text:
In a televised speech, Al-Qaida spokesperson Suleiman Abu Gheith condemned
U.S. air attacks against Afghanistan.
Laden Releases Videotaped Statement
Oct. 7, 2001 -- Text:
In a statement broadcast Sunday, suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden
defended the attacks against the U.S. (10/7/01)
Bin Laden Involvement in the Attacks
Oct. 4, 2001 -- Update:
In a detailed report, the British government concludes "Osama bin
Laden and al-Qaida, the terrorist network which he heads, planned and
carried out the atrocities on 11 September 2001." (10/4/01)
Oct. 4, 2001 -- Text:
The full British report. (10/4/01)
Sept. 25, 2001 -- Judith Miller, New York Times
correspondent, and Jessica Stern, a lecturer from Harvard University,
discuss the intricacies
of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden's network.
Sept. 24, 2001 -- Text:
The full text of a letter faxed to the al-Jazeera Islamic News Channel,
signed by Osama bin Laden, that entreats Muslims to "deter with
all their capabilities the American crusaders from invading Pakistan
bin Laden is Missing
Sept. 23, 2001 -- Update:
Taliban leaders say they can't find Osama bin Laden, but U.S. officials
say they doubt the veracity of those reports.
Sept. 21, 2001 -- Update:
The Taliban will not turn over Osama bin Laden.
Sept. 19, 2001 -- Update:
Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf says the U.S.-led effort to
pursue Osama bin Laden is not an attack on Islam.
Sept. 17, 2001 -- Pakistan balances the
anger of the U.S. with the threats of its neighbor Afghanistan.
Sept. 17, 2001 -- Update:
Pakistan delivers ultimatum to Taliban: turn over bin Laden.
16, 2001 -- RealAudio:
Kwame Holman recaps Sunday's events.
Sept. 16, 2001 -- RealAudio:
President Bush says bin Laden is a prime suspect in Tuesday's attacks.
Sept. 16, 2001 -- Update:
Dick Cheney says Osama bin Laden was "no doubt" involved in
May 29, 2001 -- Terrorism
experts discuss the convictions of four members of the al-Qaida
network for the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa.
Feb. 5, 2001 -- Court
proceedings begin against four men accused of bombing the embassies.
Aug. 7, 1998 -- Two
bomb explosions rock U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Nov. 12, 1999 -- A
rocket attack in Pakistan, thought to be masterminded by Osama bin
Who is Osama
Aug. 20, 1998 -- The U.S. launches military strikes against terrorist
bases funded by Osama bin Laden in Sudan and Afghanistan. Who
is bin Laden?
Feb. 23, 1998 -- This second fatwa,
or declaration of war, is signed by Osama bin Laden, head of al Qaeda;
Ayman al-Zawahiri, head of Jihad Group in Egypt, and several other Islamic
August 1996 -- The first fatwa,
by Osama bin Laden, is entitled "Declaration of War against the
Americans Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places.