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Afghans mourn Bin Laden's death
In the mountains of eastern Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden still commanded respect.
Last Modified: 03 May 2011 20:57



For years Osama bin Laden was thought to be hiding in Afghanistan's eastern mountain ranges.

The area is the gateway to the east of the country – an area that has seen some of the heaviest fighting both in the last few years, and in the war against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

Western military powers poured billions of dollars into a kill or capture operation and bin Laden went on to evade capture by US special forces for almost a decade.

People here say that while al-Qaeda has played a very limited military role in Afghanistan, bin Laden was respected.

Al Jazeera's James Bays travelled to Sarobi, east of the capital Kabul, and found people in mourning for the al-Qaeda leader.

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