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Jul152011

Osama Bin Laden Plotted to Kill Obama Aboard Air Force One

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Investigators poring over information found at Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan have uncovered new details regarding the al Qaeda leader's aspirations to attack the U.S. and kill President Obama, ABC News has learned.

Officials tell ABC News that bin Laden was trying to hatch a plan to kill Obama by shooting down Air Force One or his helicopter, Marine One, presumably while the president was traveling overseas.

Bin Laden also hoped to kill Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and the soon to be director of the CIA, in the same way -- either in a helicopter or fixed-wing airplane with a missile or rocket-propelled grenade.

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