Details of al-Qaeda oath revealed in US terrorism case

Prosecutors plan to use documents recovered from Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideaway – including an al-Qaeda oath – when the trial is expected to begin on Tuesday of Abid Naseer, an al-Qaeda suspect extradited from the UK.

The trove of intelligence was seized by Navy Seals and includes insights into al-Qaeda’s publicity operation.

Naseer, who is from Pakistan, was among 11 men arrested in 2009 in Manchester and Liverpool, accused of making explosives to be used in an attack.

Details of the secret documents were revealed in papers submitted to the court in Brooklyn and seen by The Telegraph.

It is the first time they have been made public and include the words used by al-Qaeda recruits to swear loyalty.