Bin Laden Did Try to Protect Self Using Wife
Al-Qaeda leader acted 'cowardly' before death
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2011 8:45 AM CDT
This frame grab from video obtained by ABC News on May 2, 2011 shows a section of a room in the compound where it is believed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden lived in Abbottabad, Pakistan.   (AP Photo/ABC News, File)
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(Newser) – Just in case you don't already have whiplash from all the times the story has changed, here's the latest: Sources involved in the raid on Osama bin Laden tell Fox News the al-Qaeda leader did, in fact, use his wife as a sort of human shield. Bin Laden seemed "scared" and "completely confused" during the raid and acted in a "cowardly manner," including "shoving his wife" at the Navy SEAL who shot him. The sources add that though only one person killed in the raid was actually carrying a weapon and bin Laden himself was not armed, two weapons were within bin Laden's reach. (He also apparently never went beyond two of the compound's rooms.)

 

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