May 7th, 2011
03:30 PM ET

Candid videos emerge of Osama bin Laden

Intelligence officials on Saturday unveiled five different videos of Osama bin Laden that were confiscated from the raid by U.S. forces at his Pakistan compound, which left the al Qaeda leader and four others dead.

One video looks suggests how conscious bin Laden was of his image. Sporting a white-gray beard, a dark wool cap and a blanket draped around his shoulders, he is seen sitting in front of a small television, flipping through a selection of satellite channels as he intently views video footage of himself.

Another video is a message to the United States officials believe was recorded in October or November. In that video, bin Laden's beard has been dyed black and he was well-composed as he delivered his message. The three other videos are practice sessions for videos he was planning to release to the world.

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The intelligence official said audio was removed from the videos because it would be "inappropriate to spread the words of terrorists and propaganda messages, especially Osama bin Laden." Otherwise, the videos were not altered, according to the official.

Officials say the new videos collected from the site in Abbottabad are a small slice of the haul considered to be the most significant amount of intelligence ever collected from a senior terrorist. The official also said the DNA evidence unquestionably shows that the person shot and killed in the Pakistan compound was bin Laden.

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  1. FrankIsMyPersonalPuppet

    I have candid videos of Frank's mother.
    BWAA HAA HAA HAA!

    May 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andreas Moser

    No wonder he preferred to commit a sort of suicide by resisting the capture, given these pathetic videos: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/celebrating-death-of-bin-laden/

    May 7, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    I have candid videos of Frank in the back alley of the gay bar.
    BWAA HAA HAA HAA!
    Loser.

    May 7, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jj

    lol! who the heck is frank

    May 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. trustme001

    i think there is something behind the removal of the audio more than what is said think!.why was also at least a picture not shown to prove his death?think!

    May 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. trustme001

    we are being foold by the U.S even when sadam hussein was being executed,it was clearly shown,how will someone like THIS MAN be captured and the case does us just like that?do you really believe in stories being cooked? i doubt his death.think!

    May 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. trustme001

    we are being foold by the U.S even when sadam hussein was being executed,it was clearly shown,how will someone like THIS MAN be captured and the case does us just like that?do you really believe in stories being cooked? i doubt his death.think! there is something untold!

    May 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    OBL "was planning," but the pr*ck was shot dead. So much for his planned videos. Hahaaaahhhahaha

    May 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    @fake Cesar of 4:15, come on baby, you can troll me better than that.

    May 7, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. we dont care

    What you think. .

    May 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. fake cesar

    parents committed suicide thats why he is mentally ill

    May 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey

    @ TROLL:
    I left you something over there where you were peeking through the bushes before.
    Go eat it.

    May 7, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mookoomanm

    OMG I can sleep tonight they released home videos of OBL. What a crock of crap. The manipulation is never-ending. Now I realize why I rode the short yellow bus to school. And my mom said it was because big things come in small packages.

    May 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Out if Sight, Out of Mind.

    killing Bin Laden is the most economical thing to do. I look at it as "OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND" and perfectly executed and handled by Obama. What worries me is some photos being released in a similar situation like Baghram prison in Iraq where childish marines took trophy photos and soon where published showing the inhuman and immature army personnel's behavior. I pray that none of the Marines on the warship where allowed to take photos.

    May 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jj

    outta sight leave those marines alone. they just havin a little fun at some terroists exspence. fine by me ya big baby lib!

    May 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
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