Osama bin Laden planned to kill Prince Harry: CIA files reveal Al-Qaeda tracked the royal’s movements while he was on tour in Iraq

Osama bin Laden (pictured) planned to kill Prince Harry and tracked his proposed movements in Iraq. The Islamic terror chief kept a dossier of news articles related to the royal’s military plans on computers at his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan

  • Islamic terror chief kept a dossier of the royal’s plans on computers at his home
  • CIA raided the home in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and found masses of evidence
  • Haul included news articles, one titled: ‘Prince Harry moves into the firing line’
  • Experts believe it points to deliberate ploy by Al-Qaeda to take out the royal

Osama bin Laden planned to kill Prince Harry and tracked his proposed movements in Iraq.

The Islamic terror chief kept a dossier of news articles related to the royal’s military plans on computers at his home in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

They included stories with the headlines ‘Prince Harry moves into the firing line’ and ‘Prince Harry in Iraq could raise troops’ risk’ and experts believe it points to a deliberate ploy by the Taliban and Al-Qaeda to take out the prince.

Prince Harry is pictured making his early morning pre-flight checks at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, after plans to send him to Iraq were aborted at the eleventh hour, on December 12, 2012

Terrorism analyst Bill Roggio told Sun Online: ‘Without a doubt it shows Prince Harry was a target for Al-Qaeda – they were gunning for him – and also when he was deployed to Afghanistan.

‘The Taliban were gunning for him and Al-Qaeda were gunning for him.’

Prince Harry was all set to be sent out to Iraq with his unit the Blues and Royals in May 2007 when the plan was pulled at the eleventh hour.

Instead, he was covertly sent to Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

Osama bin Laden’s dossier on Prince Harry was taken from a computer recovered in the 2011 US special forces operation that killed the terror chief.

The hard drive contained a video collection that included kids’ cartoons, several Hollywood movies and three documentaries about himself.

The list of the videos was included in the release on Wednesday by the CIA of nearly 470,000 files found on the computer seized in the May 2, 2011, US 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 US 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.

Astonishing videos of Osama bin Laden’s family life in hiding have been revealed by the agency – showing his children and grandchildren playing in the open despite him being the world’s most wanted man.



Astonishing videos of Osama bin Laden’s family life in hiding have been revealed by the CIA; In one scene, an old man with a white beard, headdress, and a robe resembling Bin Laden is seen instructing two young boys on how to shoot what appears to be a toy gun

Toddlers and infants are seen playing on swings in the courtyard while they are filmed

This girl appears to not have a care in the world as she plays on a swing in the compound courtyard

Most of the children are wearing traditional Pakistani garb while some are in regular T-shirts as they play indoors

One video shows never-before-seen footage of bin Laden’s son and potential successor, Hamza bin Laden, as an adult.

The home videos were seized from his Abbottabad compound after Seal Team Six stormed it and killed the 9/11 mastermind.

They were finally released six-and-a-half years after the dramatic raid which ended the mystery of where he was.

The videos show an apparently normal and happy family and betray little of the fear they were supposed to be living in.

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