Rare photographs of Osama bin Laden’s life in Afghanistan before the 9/11 attacks have emerged during a terrorism trial in Manhattan.
The photos offer a glimpse into the cavernous tunnels and camps he was building in the mountainous area of Afghanistan known as Tora Bora.
They were taken by Palestinian journalist Abdel Barri Atwan, who was invited to the hideout in 1996 as part of Bin Laden’s ploy to spread his message of hate to the world.
All the images were released by the United States Attorney’s Office during the trial of Khaled al-Fawwaz, a communications conduit for terrorists in the mid-1990s.
The militant would sit in front of books when recording his terror messages to make it seem like he was intellectual.
A rare image of bin Laden in his home setting were released as part of the trial of Al Qaeda lieutenant Khaled al-Fawwaz, a communications conduit for Al Qaeda in London in the mid-1990s.
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