Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end: files

Pakistani policemen stand guard outside a burnt compound at the hideout of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 3, 2011Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting. Documents that were declassified on Wednesday shed new light on the mindset of Al-Qaeda's founder, his debates over tactics, his anxiety over Western spying and his fixation with the group's media image. "The focus should be on killing and fighting the American people and their representatives," the late Al-Qaeda figurehead wrote.


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