On Wednesday, the CIA released 470,000 additional files recovered from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, in which Seal Team Six members killed the wanted terrorist, the Al Qaeda leader responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
President Trump's CIA Director Mike Pompeo authorized the release, explaining that it provides, 'the opportunity for the American people to gain further insights into the plans and workings of this terrorist organization,' he said, as bin Laden headed
The trove consists of objects like his bin Laden's journal, with the CIA also referencing a number of American movies the terrorist had on hand, including the 2008 Morgan Spurlock documentary, 'Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?'
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On Wednesday the CIA released a trove of documents, videos and audio files that were found at the compound Osama bin Laden (pictured) was living in when he was killed
That questioned was answered on May 1, 2011, when President Obama announced from the White House that bin Laden had been killed.
He'd been hiding in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and part of the Seal Team Six mission was getting a hold of his things.
Beyond his journal, the CIA had approximately 18,000 other document files that shed light on Al Qaeda's next moves, including how the terror group planned to mark the 10 year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, which was four months away.
The CIA noted that the documents also helped their analysts see how Al Qaeda was using the Arab Awakening to the group's benefit – and how the terrorist leader was trying to keep the far-flung group together.
At the time of bin Laden's death, Al Qaeda was trying to improve its tarnished reputation and some of the propaganda on hand showcased the