How the Raid Unfolded In the days after the raid, officials gave some conflicting details of the operation. Was it sufficient for him to have retained an ongoing combatant function in al-Qaida?
Is the mere fact that in Afghanistan there is a non-international armed conflict between the Afghan government and the United States forces on the one hand and the Taliban on the other sufficient to render the IHL of non-international armed conflict applicable to the Abbottabad operation?
Others in the Compound Three women and nine children are taken away from the compound by the Pakistani military, who arrive after the raid.
If the conflict between the United States and al-Qaida is covered by the IHL of non-international armed conflict in Afghanistan, does that law also apply between the United States and al-Qaida in Pakistan?
The agreement was struck by the end of January 2011, and Joint Special Operations Command prepared a list of questions to be answered by the Pakistanis: What criteria need to be fulfilled in the latter case? Is the mere fact that there might have been a non-international armed conflict in Pakistan between the government forces and Pakistani armed groups sufficient to render international humanitarian law governing non-international armed conflicts applicable to the Abbottabad operation?
GENEVA 6 May 2011 — The Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Martin Scheinin, have issued the following statement:.
What would the aim of an ICRC visit be?
The documents taken at the Abbottabad compound, according to American officials, show that Bin Laden was in touch regularly with the terror network he created. If those wounded during the raid were not taken care of by the SEAL team and were left inside the villa when the team left, would that be a violation of the US obligations? Otherwise, why kill him?
Yet Osama bin Laden avoided capture and escaped across the Afghan border into Pakistan. If that operation was part of an armed conflict, was Osama bin Laden necessarily a legitimate target of attack?
Long before Sept. Osama bin Laden: His age also was unclear — either 53 or 54. Rather, it was a voluntary tip from Pakistani intelligence.
He is buried at sea within 12 hours of his death.
How thick? American officials believe that he spent many hours on the computer, relying on couriers to bring him thumb drives packed with information from the outside world. Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden.