Soldiers without boundaries: How Osama bin Laden was finally found and killed.

In Peshawar’s smog-filled congested streets last July, a white Suzuki car was tailed by another vehicle carrying Pakistanis working for the CIA. Inside the Suzuki was a Kuwait-born Pakistani whose pseudonym was Abu Ahmad al-Kuwaiti. His real name was Arshad Khan.

It had been years of painstaking intelligence work and a long haul for the CIA to get this close to their target. For years the American agency had been compiling detailed dossiers on al-Qaeda’s foot soldiers, couriers and bank-rollers. Many of the nuggets of information had come from far away and often dark and dubious places. Al-Qaeda commanders incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba admitted they knew the “most trusted” courier and that al-Kuwaiti had connections with “the sheikh” – ie, bin Laden.

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