Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Osama bin Laden's hand-written journal seized in Abbottabad raid

Osama bin Laden's hand-written journal was among the things confiscated during the Abbottabad raid by the U.S. Navy SEALs early morning on May 2 in Pakistan, Associate Press (AP) reported, citing US officials as source.

Osama bin Laden's 3-story Abbottabad hideout | AP

The AP report added that Bin Laden's journal contain "planning ideas and details of operations" and that "the journal was part of a huge cache of intelligence that included about 100 flash drives and five computers taken by U.S. Navy SEALs after they swept through the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan."

On May 7th, the Pentagon released videos of Osama bin Laden to the press. The tapes show the terror kingpin watching himself on television and preparing a video message addressed to the US government. The videos were reportedly seized in the dramatic US raid in the Abbottabad compound.

Personal items were also recovered from the al-Qaeda leader's hideout. They include an Avena Syrup which is widely marketed as natural Viagra and some other medications like Natrilix and Penza drops.

An alleged $1 million worth of marijuana plants were also found a few yards away from the compound. MailOnline reported that since bin Laden reportedly suffered from kidney problems, marijuana may have been used by the terrorist leader to ease the pain.