Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bin Laden’s wife al Sada to return to Yemen

SANAA, May 10, 2011- The Yemeni widow of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Aml Ahmed Abdul al Fatah al Sada, will be repatriated back to Yemen from Pakistan after her husband was killed on May 2 by the US Special Forces in an operation in Abbottabad, Yemen Times reported.

Pakistani Deputy Ambassador to Yemen Dr Diyar Khan told the Yemen Times that the embassy in Sana’a received information from the government in Islamabad that some family members of Bin Laden were held in Pakistan after his assassination.

“They [Pakistani authorities] told us that they are in safe hands and when initial questions are completed, they will be sent to their home countries,” revealed Khan.

Al Sada was with Bin Laden in the room when US Special Forces stormed the house and was shot in the leg while attempting to defend her husband. She is currently being detained in a hospital in Pakistan, but authorities told her family that they will send her back to Yemen soon.

Khan said that the embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, has been told by officials in Islamabad that all of Bin Laden’s relatives held after the raid at the compound would be repatriated to their respective countries of origin after Pakistani authorities complete their initial investigation and questioning of them.

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