West Point displays declassified bin Laden documents

West Point displays declassified bin Laden documents

Collection includes al-Qaeda leader's handwritten diary

A collection of Osama bin Laden’s written and typed documents was placed on display by the US Army’s Combating Terrorism Center at the West Point Military Academy in New York this week.

The declassified documents were retrieved from the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan during a Navy SEALs raid which resulted in the death of the al-Qaeda leader.

The documents include correspondence between bin Laden and his affiliates, as well as bin Laden’s handwritten diary. Intelligence officials say the documents give insight into the inner workings of the terror group, and provide evidence that bin Laden was involved in terror plots on American targets.

White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan said the documents would also be made available online.

Brennan said America is safer with bin Laden gone, along with other key leaders killed after the raid last year.

He quoted bin Laden, who wrote that the group would not survive with its experienced leaders being removed faster than he could replace them.

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