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Nelly Lahoud

Nelly Lahoud is a senior fellow working on the International Security Programme at the New America think tank. She is writing a book about the Abbottabad papers.

What the jihadis left behind

Nelly Lahoud, 23 January 2020

USSpecial Forces recovered thousands of messages exchanged between members of al-Qaida during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011; many ended: ‘destroy after reading.’ There was also a 220-page handwritten document inaccurately described by the CIA as bin Laden’s ‘journal’: for the most part, it is a transcription of family discussions during the last...

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