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U.S. releases bin Laden home movies

The world will get a glimpse at the secret life of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, as U.S. leaders will release home movies captured in the raid that killed him last week.

The movies, along with a series of unreleased propaganda tapes, show bin Laden watching reports of himself on television, wrapped in a blanket and flipping channels.

Another video also reportedly shows bin laden strolling the fortified grounds of his compound in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad.

The films are part of a virtual treasure trove of computers, data and other effects collected by U.S. Navy Seals during their raid on bin Laden’s compound.

That haul is already said to be yielding dividends. A senior U.S. government official told the Associated Press they’ve already learned bin Laden was much more involved than previously thought in directing al-Qaida attacks in Yemen and Somalia.

However officials have not confirmed if any information recovered have led them to al-Qaida deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri.

Al-Zawahri is a leading candidate to take bin Laden’s place as the leader of the terror group.

With files from The Associated Press.

*Please note the videos were released by the U.S. government with no audio for security purposes.