• STV
  • MySTV

Video footage of Osama bin Laden's son released by CIA

Video of Osama bin Laden's son captured during raid which killed the al-Qaida leader.

Video footage of an adult Hamza bin Laden has been released.
Video footage of an adult Hamza bin Laden has been released. CIA

Video of Osama bin Laden's adult son captured during the raid which killed the al-Qaida leader has been released by the CIA.

Footage of Hamza bin Laden, touted to be the militant group's future leader, is the first to be seen since childhood photographs.

The video was among more than 470,000 files taken from the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden was killed by US Navy Seals in 2011.

Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks, is believed to have hid in the compound alongside his family for years.

Among the other files found on his computer included a stash of home movies, the well-known YouTube clip "Charlie bit my finger" and animated comedy "Chicken Little".

The footage includes Hamza bin Laden (left of centre) at his wedding.
The footage includes Hamza bin Laden (left of centre) at his wedding. CIA

In recent years, al-Qaida has released audio clips of Hamza bin Laden condemning and threatening the West.

He is said to be closely watched by the intelligence services and has been designated a terrorist.

Footage of Hamza, believed to be in his mid-twenties, includes clips from his wedding.

The CIA also released bin Laden's 228-page journal and approximately 79,000 images and audio files - including practice speeches.

Other home movies also featured among the files.

Children learning to fire a gun inside bin Laden's compound.
Children learning to fire a gun inside bin Laden's compound. CIA

Not all documents were serious. Also found on bin Laden's computer was a video demonstrating "How to Crochet a Flower".

And his wider viewing collection included the 1990s film "Antz", "Chicken Little" and "The Three Musketeers".

He also had stored several documentaries, including one entitled "Where in the World is Osama bin Laden".

Bin Laden was killed during a raid on May 2, 2001, launched from Afghanistan.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.