Frontline

Season 2004 Episode 04.22.04

Son of Al Qaeda

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 22, 2004 on PBS
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Son of Al Qaeda
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Growing up in the 1990s, Abdurahman Khadr's playmates were the children of his father's longtime friend, Osama bin Laden. "Son of Al Qaeda" chronicles Khadr's growing disillusionment with Al Qaeda and its increasingly bloody terrorist operations. Following Sept. 11, Khadr says he was picked up for questioning by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and made the decision to cooperate. The documentary then offers a detailed account of Khadr's life as a paid CIA informant, tracing his movements from Kabul to Guantanamo Bay -- where he says he was placed among the prisoners in an attempt to gain human intelligence and access to Al Qaeda secrets -- and finally to Bosnia, where he attempted to infiltrate Al Qaeda operations before making the decision to end his covert activities and return to Canada.moreless
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