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Bin Laden's Escape-plot Fools the U.S.
Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden escaped Afghanistan by giving his satellite phone to his Moroccan bodyguard, who served as decoy for US forces tracking the signal, The Washington Post has reported....Abdallah Tabarak was captured at Tora Bora in eastern Afghanistan in November 2001 and sent to the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he is now a leader among fellow al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees, senior Moroccan officials told the daily...."He agreed to be captured or die," one official said. "That's the level of his fanaticism for bin Laden."
"You go this way and I'll go that way!"
Tabarak, 43, used bin Laden's phone while moving around the cave complex at Tora Bora that was besieged by US and pro-US Afghan forces.
posted by Hal 7:07 AM