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Robert Fisk: Bin Laden Had Lost Relevance

Source: TVNZ

Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda had lost relevance, and the chance of reprisal attacks following the terrorist leader’s death are slim, says veteran journalist Robert Fisk.

Fisk, who interviewed bin Laden three times before the September 11 terror attacks, says he was little more than “a name and an icon”.

“He was never a hands-on person, he never planned operations,” Fisk told TV ONE’s Close Up programme.

“Secondly, he was a middle-aged man. He’d become rather vain, clearly. In his videotapes he began to wear embroidered clothes I noticed. He used to dress much more humbly.” read more