FILE - In this 1998 file photo made available on March 19, 2004, Osama bin Laden is seen at a news conference in Khost, Afghanistan.(AP Photo/Mazhar Ali Khan, File)
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Never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor was released Wednesday by the CIA in a trove of material recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader at his compound in Pakistan.The video offers the first public look at Hamza bin Laden as an adult. One hourlong video shows Hamza bin Laden, sporting a trimmed mustache but no beard, at his wedding.Included is a 228-page, handwritten personal journal of bin Laden and about 79,000 images and audio files, including practice reels of public speeches. Also released were home videos and more than 10,000 video files, including the one of Hamza bin Laden's wedding.Included in the material is information about how al-Qaeda planned to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the network's work to spread its message through Western media; the group's effort to exploit the Arab uprisings in 2011; bin Laden's quest to keep his organization together amid disagreements over beliefs and operational tactics; and the organization's work to burnish its image with fellow Muslims amid negative media.
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