al Qaeda threat '2'
Tapes shed new light on bin Laden's network
August 19, 2002 Posted: 3:53 PM EDT
From Nic Robertson     CNN
Disturbing scenes of death show capability with chemical gas
August 19, 2002 Posted: 3:46 PM EDT
From Nic Robertson     CNN
Terrorism analyst: al Qaeda's quantum leaps
August 22, 2002 Posted: 12:27 PM EDT
Counterterrorism analyst Tony Villa
Bin Laden, center, is seen surrounded by his security detail in tape footage obtained by CNN. One of the tapes obtained by CNN shows the killing of three dogs with poison gas. CNN Access is a regular feature on CNN.com providing interviews with newsmakers from around the world.
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- A large archive of al Qaeda videotapes obtained by CNN in Afghanistan sheds new light on Osama bin Laden's terror network, revealing images of chemical gas experiments on dogs, lessons on making explosives, terrorist training tactics and previously unseen images of bin Laden and his top aides. ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) Possibly the saddest and scariest tape of all those included in the archive of 64 al Qaeda tapes obtained by CNN is the one that shows the killing of three dogs. WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An al Qaeda video obtained by CNN shows the proficiency of the terrorist network in manufacturing explosives. The video, a primer on how to make TNT from scratch, has surprised some terrorism experts, who say intelligence agencies have underestimated al Qaeda's knowledge and training effectiveness.