Videos Show Osama Watched Himself on TV

Pentagon releases video of al-Qaeda leader in compound
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 7, 2011 12:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – Videos seized by Navy SEALs show Osama bin Laden inside his hideout, watching himself on television and rehearsing for terrorist propaganda videos. The videos were released by the Pentagon as further proof that US forces killed the world's most wanted terrorist this week. One shows bin Laden, his unkempt beard streaked in gray, sitting on the floor, wrapped in a brown blanket and holding a remote control.

He flipped back and forth between what appears to be live news coverage of himself. The old, small television was perched on top of a desk with a large tangle of electrical wires running to a nearby control box. In another, he has apparently dyed and neatly trimmed his beard for the filming of a propaganda video. Check out the video gallery at left.

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