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Osama’s Wife Killed: Reality or Rumor?

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Head Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was recently assassinated and killed at his compound located in Islamabad near Pakistan. Upon Bin Laden’s death, it was  rumored that he used his own wife as a human shield and she was also killed the day of the attack. Contrary to popular belief, these rumors are completely false. There was a woman who was injured due to the attack on Bin Laden’s compound but the woman was not killed, was not Bin Laden’s wife, and was not used as a human shield. The rumor was started by Mr. John Brennan, one of the head anti terrorism advisers of the United States. It was later corrected by another US official that the Bin Laden’s wife was injured by the attack, but is still alive and was not used as a human shield. It was also said by officials that Bin Laden was killed by “a small strike team dropped off by a helicopter” that shot him in the head and chest.|main5|dl1|sec3_lnk2|60220


Written by nicoletrapani1

May 10, 2011 at 2:35 am

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