list of the videos was included in the release on Wednesday by
the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency of nearly 470,000 files
found on the computer seized in the May 2, 2011, U.S. raid on
the al Qaeda founder's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
It is the fourth tranche of materials taken from the walled
compound where bin Laden and his family lived to be made public
by the U.S. government since May 2015.
Materials that still have not been released are being withheld
because they could harm national security, are blank, corrupted
or duplicate files, are pornographic or are protected by
copyright, said a CIA statement.
The copyright-protected materials include more than two dozen
videos such as "Antz," "Cars" and other animated films, the
role-playing game "Final Fantasy VII" and "Where in the World is
Osama bin Laden" and two other documentaries about the al Qaeda
leader, the CIA said.
"Today’s release of recovered al-Qaeda letters, videos, audio
files and other materials provides the opportunity for the
American people to gain further insights into the plans and
workings of this terrorist organization," said CIA Director Mike
Pompeo. "CIA will continue to seek opportunities to share
information with the American people consistent with our
obligation to protect national security."
The materials released on Wednesday are posted on line -
https://www.cia.gov/library/abbottabad-compound/ - in their
They include bin Laden's personal journal and 18,000 document
files, about 79,000 audio and image files and more than 10,000
video files, the CIA said.
The CIA said that the materials, like those released in the
past, provide insights into the origins of the differences
between al Qaeda and Islamic State, disagreements within al
Qaeda and its allies, and the problems al Qaeda faced at the
time of bin Laden's death.
(Reporting by Jonathan Landay; Editing by Tom Brown)
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