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Bin Laden planned 9/11 anniversary media push

When he was killed by US Navy commandos, Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was plotting a coordinated media push to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

According to documents seized in the May 2011 raid that ended the militant leader’s decade on the run, he was planning a video address and jihadist propaganda blitz.

US intelligence agencies declassified around 100 of the documents on Wednesday and provided translations to AFP, which was not able to independently verify their authenticity.