Widow tells how bin Laden lived on the runhttp://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/asset

Date: 31-03-2012 7:42 am (12 years ago) | Author: Rasta Bien
- at 31-03-2012 07:42 AM (12 years ago)
 Osama bin Laden spent years on the run in Pakistan after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, moving from one safe house to another and fathering four children, at least one of whom was born in a government hospital, his youngest widow has told Pakistani investigators.
A deposition taken from the widow, identified by police as Amal Ahmed Abdul Fateh, gives the clearest picture yet of bin Laden's life while international forces hunted him.
"While we may never be able to corroborate every detail, generally speaking, bin Laden's wife's account seems plausible, and it confirms some previously held theories on where the al-Qaeda leader was hiding over the years," a U.S. official said about the widow's account.
The world's most wanted man remained free until U.S. Navy SEALs killed him during a raid on his compound in Abbottabad in May 2011.
Fateh and two other widows of bin Laden's -- identified by U.S. officials as Khairiah Sabar and Siham Sabar -- have been in Pakistani custody since the raid. Pakistani authorities have started legal proceedings against the widows, alleging forgery and illegal entrance into Pakistan.
A source familiar with the widows' case told CNN the three women will be charged Monday with living illegally in Pakistan. If convicted, they could face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
The source said the Yemeni government has expressed readiness to let Fateh return home. Saudi Arabia, where the other two women are from, has been more resistant.
In the January 19 police report, first published by the Pakistani newspaper Dawn and obtained Friday by CNN, Fateh said she had always wanted to marry a mujahed, or holy warrior. When word of plans for her arranged marriage to bin Laden came in 2000, she flew to Pakistan, crossed the Afghanistan border at Quetta and went to Kandahar.

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- badnaija at 31-03-2012 07:47 AM (12 years ago)
So what happened to the old story of OBL hiding in the mountainous tribal regions on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan?  And that we were so close to killing him in Tora Bora years ago.  You mean to tell me the entire time the guy was kicking it in houses and condo's around town, while our troops are busting their asses in the mountains looking for this guy?  It's all moot now, but could our intelligence really be that bad.  Yeah, I guess it can.
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