DNA confirms bin Laden death: US official

2011-05-02 18:47
Washington - DNA tests have confirmed that Osama bin Laden is dead, a senior US official said on Monday, a day after a daring raid by US special forces on the al-Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan.

The official confirmed on condition of anonymity that a DNA match had been established with bin Laden's body before it was buried at sea after the raid.

Another official said they were convinced the US operation had indeed killed bin Laden.

"Bin Laden's DNA has been matched to several family members. And there is at least 99% certainty that the DNA matches that of Osama bin Laden," the second official told AFP.

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