Bin Laden 'spent 5 years in Pakistan house'

2011-05-07 16:24

Islamabad - Osama bin Laden's wife said the al-Qaeda kingpin had lived with family in a compound in Abbottabad for five years before he was shot dead by US forces, Pakistani security officials said on Saturday.

His Yemeni wife was shot in the leg during the US Navy Seals operation in which her husband died, and is undergoing medical treatment and interrogation in Pakistan along with 15 other relatives of bin Laden, the officials said.

On Sunday night US commandos flew in helicopters to the three-storey home in a suburb of the Pakistani town, where they discovered bin Laden on the third floor, shot him dead and flew off with his body, which was later buried at sea.

"She said in Arabic that bin Laden and his family were living in this compound for the last five years and he never left the compound," said one Pakistani security official familiar with the investigation.

"But this is only her statement and we have not yet corroborated it," the official added. A second security official confirmed the information.

The Pakistani officials said that three of bin Laden's wives were recovered from the house, all of them Yemeni and Saudi, and 13 of their children, along with the bodies of one of his sons and two Kuwaiti guards.

Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, who gave the information, is the youngest of his three wives and is aged 29, born on March 27, 1982 according to a copy of her Yemeni passport seen by AFP.

The identity of the two guards is subject to a Pakistani investigation.

Neighbours told AFP that the Pashtun brothers known as Arshad and Tariq were the only men who left the house regularly to go shopping.

But their real identities are not yet clear. Their ID cards list a fake address in the northwestern district of Charsadda.

Local media say they were Pakistanis born in Kuwait to a father who knew bin Laden.

Neighbours told AFP that they bought the land and built the villa in 2005, telling people in the neighbourhood that the women were their wives.

The women were seen out only very occasionally, were veiled and never got out of a modest red Suzuki minivan, the neighbours said.

  • Slapper - 2011-05-07 16:39

    Enough now, the Bastard is gone and hopefully his followers will follow him soon.

      Rastus - 2011-05-07 16:51

      So many people to go in the sea! Definitely a change of turban!

      Jakob - 2011-05-07 18:04

      u meanin obama's bush right?

      sherwood - 2011-05-07 18:37

      Go do your research mate, Osama was the scapegoat for 911, US govt was behinnd 911.... google below & see what they up to in Libya! Jean-Paul Pougala: The Lies Behind the West’s War on Libya 2011/04/26

      Barr. Fazal KUILA - 2011-05-07 18:58

      We knew for sure that Great Osama Bin Laden is alive in American custody, They shot him with rubber bullet and took him away knowing well that we're more intelligent than they thought.

      slg - 2011-05-08 21:09

      Sherwood, your research is faulty, delusional and twisted. Sadly you're one of the few who is not seeing this. Catch a wake up. Do it now. You're missing out on some incredible things happening in our world.

  • Brendon - 2011-05-07 17:45

    More Fake Photos Emerge In Bin Laden Farce If You Believe The Newest Death Of Osama Bin Laden YOU'RE STUPID!" Cindy Sheehan

      slg - 2011-05-08 21:12

      Brendon, you're still spewing da-garbage. Come on man, wake up. For a cleaner view of events try and

      slg - 2011-05-08 21:13 is not a valid source Brendon! Funny. Get real buddy. You're way out there on there on the perimeter.

      Igenatius - 2011-05-10 09:42

      slg - It seems you have ALL the answers bud. Who was kind enough to bestow this insightful knowledge upon you? If you want the truth you cannot just look at one place and you definitely cannot only rely on a news web site. You HAVE TO read many different opinions to form your own conclusion...

  • RSI WIT - 2011-05-07 17:55

    news 24 WTF does that stand for ... bit late old news WTF ???

  • Jakob - 2011-05-07 18:03

    yawn! i've been living 23years in this shack with my gprs wifi , give me 10billion and i will blow usa to mars...

      sherwood - 2011-05-07 18:35

      rather do that before we discover OIL & are invaded by the USA!

      slg - 2011-05-08 21:27

      Building a bunker Sherwood?

  • tommy 2 - 2011-05-07 18:05

    RIP BIN LADEN........ loved by few..... Hated by millions...... Respected by billions..... Feared by all........

      Jakob - 2011-05-07 18:11

      all? u counted me in? make that 99.999666% only USobamasbushEUvampires fear their imaginary friends.. this is all BS, where r u on this BIG monopoly? maybe u readers shud start fearing things u cannot imagine..

      jock van wyk - 2011-05-07 21:38

      you and who's army

      slg - 2011-05-08 21:15

      Oh okay Jakob, I see who you are being right now. You're also out there on the delusional fringe. You're working against yourself without knowing it.

      Igenatius - 2011-05-10 09:20

      Slg, Are you a Christian?

  • Eleonora Proimos - 2011-05-07 18:15

    Do they really expect us to believe this latest assasination of Bin Laden? What a farce!!

      slg - 2011-05-08 21:15

      Who is "us"? Do you mean you?

  • nkululeko nkosi - 2011-05-07 18:17

    what about gaddaf

      Jakob - 2011-05-07 18:21


      sherwood - 2011-05-07 18:29

      nku go check this out...Jakob u will like this!! Google below: Jean-Paul Pougala: The Lies Behind the West’s War on Libya 2011/04/26

      slg - 2011-05-08 21:16

      Delusional trenchcoaters unite. You're being weird and destroying important parts of your lives.

      slg - 2011-05-08 21:18

      Nkululeko, his time is coming up quite quickly. Then Bahar Asad of Syria, and Ahmadinejad of Iran. They're going down.

  • YNWA - 2011-05-07 23:15

    Shame, I would have invited him to my home. - 2011-05-07 23:38

      Thats y I say muslims in western countries are a threat to free people everywhere- this fool wants to host Bin Laden in his house? You need psychiatric help bhai!

  • Igenatius - 2011-05-10 09:37

    @ slg That’s for you.. This is all such a load of hog was, it is difficult to think how people can be dumb enough to buy into all of it... It is going to be really funny once the US admits that they made a mistake once again and the search is still on. It's the only excuse I can think of to keep the troops there, or maybe a new leader, whom also does, well... Nothing hahaha He is an Arab nonetheless so he is obviously flippen dangerous!! What a joke.

      slg - 2011-05-15 16:36

      See how wrong you were now, Igenatius?

  • Igenatius - 2011-05-10 09:58

      slg - 2011-05-15 16:36

      Anyone can post anything on Youtube. No wonder you have such a wrong view of what is really happening.

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