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Bin Laden documents to be displayed

The American public will soon be able to read some of Osama bin Laden's last written or typed words.

Navy commandos gathered the documents when they raided bin Laden's compound in Pakistan last year, and they will be made available by the Army's Combating Terrorism Centre at the US Military Academy this week.

The trove included correspondence between the terror leader and his far-flung affiliates, and a diary written in bin Laden's own hand.

Intelligence officials said the trove shows how the terror group works and provides evidence that bin Laden was helping plot attacks on US targets.

White House counter-terrorism chief John Brennan said some of the declassified documents will be posted online.

Mr Brennan said the US is safer with bin Laden gone, along with other key leaders killed after the raid.

He quoted bin Laden himself, who wrote that the group would not survive with its experienced chiefs being removed faster than he could replace them.

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