Sunday, May 8, 2011

Osama Bin Laden: Pentagon releases home videos

 52601717 binladen Osama Bin Laden: Pentagon releases home videos The video of Bin Laden was shot in 2010

The Pentagon has released home videos of Osama Bin Laden, seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where he was shot dead by US special forces last week.

The tapes show him watching himself on television, and preparing a video message addressed to the US.

At a news briefing in Washington, the Pentagon also released a propaganda video recorded by Bin Laden.

In total, five videos were seized during last week's US commando raid.

In the first video, filmed in October or November 2010, Bin Laden is shown wearing a white skullcap and white robes as he speaks to the camera in the style of previous video addresses by the al-Qaeda leader.

There is no audio on the film, but Pentagon officials said it was a message to the United States.

Three other clips appear to be a rehearsal for the video message, says the BBC's Jonny Dymond in Washington.

It is the first such film to emerge since al-Qaeda released a video address from Bin Laden in 2007, says our correspondent.

In another of the videos, Bin Laden is shown watching a programme about himself on Arabic language television.