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Newly released papers from Osama Bin Laden's hideout reveal a frustrated al-Qaeda leader struggling to revive a fraying network, the US military says.
The documents seized during the raid on the Abbottabad compound were posted online by the research wing of the US military academy, West Point.
The papers show he was unhappy with affiliates' attacks on fellow Muslims, urging them to target the US instead.
Seventeen documents were released from a cache of more than 6,000.
The BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardner says the documents must be seen in context.
The US has a vested interest in portraying Bin Laden as a failure rather than as a force to be reckoned with, our correspondent says.
Earlier this week, White House counter-terrorism chief John Brennan said the cache reinforced the view that the US was safer without him.