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One Year After Osama bin Laden’s Death, You Can Read About His Plans — Find Out How

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The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point will release some of the 6,000 documents that were seized in last year’s raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in his death one year ago Wednesday. This is the first time the general public will have access to the al Qaeda leader’s papers.

The documents will be made available online Thursday, May 3 at 9 am ET.

According to CNN, both the original versions, which are written in Arabic, and the English translations will be released for viewing.

“The CTC will issue a short report contextualizing the documents and providing an overview of their most salient themes,” the center said. The documents are viewed as a “treasure trove.” Exactly which papers are being made available to view and why has not yet been revealed.

CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen was granted access to the documents, which he says are declassified memos penned by bin Laden himself and members of his team. He said only a few hundred pages will be made available.

So if you were ever curious about the mind of a terrorist, now is your chance to delve into it in an indirect way.

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Bin Laden, who was killed in a covert operation.


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