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Bin Laden’s last words to be posted online

The public will soon have the chance to read some of Osama bin Laden's last written or typed words.

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Osama bin Laden, at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, watching President Barack Obama on television. (AP Photo/Department …

The Army's Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., is releasing a selection of documents seized in last year's raid on the al-Qaida leader's Pakistan compound.

The documents will be available online on the center's Web site on Thursday at 9 am ET.

The Associated Press reports that the papers include correspondence between bin Laden and his far-flung associates, as well as bin Laden's hand-written diary.

Some details from the trove have already been revealed.

White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan said in a speech this week that the documents show how bin Laden felt depressed as al-Qaida suffered "disaster after disaster," and even thought about changing the name of the terrorist network.


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