Osama 'Never Left Two Rooms in Compound'

Pakistanis interrogating women, children
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2011 5:09 AM CDT
This frame grab from Pakisanti TV shows the passport of Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, which was found in the compound.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Three of the four women taken into custody after the US raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout are Mrs. bin Ladens and all three widows are undergoing "firm but nonviolent" questioning, Pakistani intelligence officials tell ABC News. One of the wives, Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, has told interrogators that her husband confined himself to just two rooms, including the bedroom where he was killed, during the years he lived at the Abbottabad compound.

Abdulfattah, a 29-year-old Yemeni who married bin Laden in 2000 when she was 18 and he was 43, was injured during the raid, apparently as she tried to protect her husband. Most of the six or seven children Pakistan has in custody—including an adolescent daughter whom Pakistan says saw her father killed—are also believed to be bin Laden's. Pakistan says it will return the wives and children to their countries of origin when the investigation is completed, reports the Wall Street Journal. Saudi Arabia revoked bin Laden's citizenship in 1994, so some of the children may end up stateless.

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