posted on Jul, 27 2010 @ 05:52 PM
Multiple intelligence reports on the whereabouts of the al-Qaeda leader are contained among the documents.
They disclose publicly for the first time that bin Laden is thought to be personally overseeing the work of suicide bombers and the makers of Taliban
roadside bombs which have had a devastating effect on British and US troops.
They undermine rumours bin Laden had died and also appear to contradict comments by Leon Panetta, the CIA director, as recently as last month that
there had been no intelligence on the al-Qaeda leader since the “early 2000s”.
A secret “threat report” drafted by the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in 2006 locates bin Laden as well as the Taliban
leader Mullah Omar to the Pakistani city of Quetta as well as several villages on the Afghan border.
In 2008, he is reported to have presented an insurgent called Abdullah with an Arab bride as a reward for his work making improvised explosive devices
(IEDs) in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz.
The previous year a newly developed poison, intended to kill coalition troops in Afghanistan, was named after Osama Kapa in recognition of bin
Laden’s role in the Afghan war.
Isaf’s August 2006 threat report detailed a high-level meeting was held in Quetta where six suicide bombers had been given orders for a suicide
bombing mission to Afghanistan.
“These meetings take place once every month, and there are usually about 20 people present,” the report adds.
“The place for the meeting alternates between Quetta and villages on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
“The top four people in these meetings are [Taliban leader] Mullah Omar, Osama bin Laden, Mullah Dadullah and Mullah [Baradar].”