TAR­GET­ING BIN LADEN

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ABC1, Mon­day, 8.30pm ★★★★ ‘‘For years it was like chas­ing a ghost.’’ That is how the nar­ra­tor of this com­pelling doc­u­men­tary de­scribes US at­tempts to find Osama Bin Laden. The al-qaida leader had eluded US forces ever since the Septem­ber 11 at­tacks on New York and the Pen­tagon in 2001. For years, ev­ery­one thought he was hid­ing in the Afghan moun­tains. The break­through came when the CIA tracked a sin­gle phone call from a high-rank­ing courier mys­te­ri­ously known as The Kuwaiti. That led them to the Pak­istani town of Ab­bot­tabad and the rest is his­tory. Tar­get­ing in­cludes an in­ter­view with US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama about the US Navy Seals op­er­a­tion that led to Bin Laden’s death.

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