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U.S. considered digging tunnel to get Osama bin Laden

NEW YORK — US commanders of the raid on Osama bin Laden considered a more down-to-earth way of entering his compound than swooping in by helicopter, a report said Monday. Tunneling. The short-lived idea would have avoided ground troops having to sneak through the nearby town of Abbottabad as they…

British defense minister admits that Gaddafi may be killed by air strikes

Even though an assassination was not authorized in the United Nations’ sanctioning of a no-fly zone over Libya, the British defense minister said Monday that Col. Muammar Gaddafi may end up the victim of a coalition missile anyway. “Mission accomplished would mean the Libyan people free to control their own…

Koran burnt in Florida church

GAINESVILLE, Florida (AFP) – A controversial US evangelical preacher oversaw the burning of a copy of the Koran in a small Florida church after finding the Muslim holy book “guilty” of crimes. The burning was carried out by pastor Wayne Sapp under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last September…

Pentagon: ‘We are not going after Gaddafi’

UPDATE 9:05 p.m.: A senior administration official tells CNN that Gaddafi’s compound was targeted by coalition forces in a Sunday night airstrike because it has command center capabilities. However, the damage done to the building does not render it ineffective as a command center. There is still no indication that…

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