Monday, May 2, 2011

Live blog: Death of bin Laden | Al Jazeera Blogs

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Leader of Al-Qaeda is dead following US operation in Pakistan.
(All times are local in Doha GMT+3)
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  • 11:21pm
    A photo of a battered and bruised dead corpse of Osama Bin Laden is fake, the Guardian says.


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  • 10:25pm
    Robert Fisk on the latest developments re: Osama Bin Laden's death and what it means in the larger "fight against terrorism".

     
  • 9:35pm
    Is it legal to kill Osama Bin Laden? Foreign Policy explores the murky territory.

    The murky legal framework of the war on terror complicates things somewhat. While the U.S. government would never condone the extrajudicial killing of a most-wanted fugitive like Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, the United States maintains that senior members of al Qaeda are "enemy combatants" and therefore not subject to civilian due process. Some vehemently disagree with this interpretation, but if a CIA drone pilot had bin Laden in his sights, it's unlikely that his first call would be to a lawyer.

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  • 9:01pm
    Aerial views, released by the United State Department of Defense May 2, 2011, shows before (L) and after (R) views of the compound that Osama bin Laden was killed in on Monday in Abbottabad, Pakistan; via Reuters.
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  • 8:35pm
    A drawing, released by the United State Department of Defense May 2, 2011, shows the compound that Osama bin Laden was killed in on Monday in Abbottabad, Pakistan; via Reuters.


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10:46am
After bin Laden was killed, senior administration officials said the body would be handled according to Islamic practice and tradition. That practice calls for the body to be buried within 24 hours, the official said.
Finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world's most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, the official said.
So the US decided to bury him at sea. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security matters, did not immediately say where that occurred. (Associated Press)
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