Jan 19, 2017

Obama's 3rd Bin Laden document dump

Mazhar Ali Khan / AP

With less than 24 hours remaining in his presidency, Obama has released the last of three batches of documents seized when U.S. special forces killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.

The shiny object: Bin Laden was worried about the Iranians putting tracking devices in his sons.

Buried lede, via the AP: "The last batch, consisting of 49 documents, includes a running disagreement between bin Laden and al-Qaida's affiliate in Iraq, which morphed into the Islamic State group. Those militants are currently the top target of U.S. counterterrorism efforts."

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