GOFTEMAN: Abbottabad Commission's Report on Hunting Down Al-Qaeda Leader Osama Bin Laden
In this episode of Goftemn, host, Muslim Shirzad, discusses the leaked report on Pakistan's failure to hunt down the Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. The report was prepared by the Abbottabad Commission. Al Jazeera got hold of the report and made it available to the public on their website.
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Osama Bin Laden was killed by the US Special Forces during an operation near a military academy in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad two years back.
Abbottabad Commission investigated the killing of Bin Laden and how he managed to live in Pakistan without apparently being spotted.
The report clearly mentioned negligence and incompetency on part of the Pakistani government, which Osama took advantage of and lived in the country for nine years without being identified.
Osama arrived in Pakistan during in 2002 and lived in several areas including Waziristan, Bajaur, Peshawar, Sawat, Haripoor and later in 2005 he settled in Abbottabad.
During a May 2, 2011 raid, the US Special Forces launched an attack at Osama's hide-out and killed him.
The guests in the show are:
Fawzia Kofi, MP
Omar Sharifi, international relations expert
Saleh Muhammad Registani, former MP
Jaffar Mahdavi, Kabul University lecturer and MP