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Interrogator on bin Laden Wives: 1 Interesting, 2 Boring

But Pakistani intelligence agent learned little

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden's three wives mostly stayed mum while being questioned, reveals the Pakistani intelligence agent who interrogated them. Despite speaking with them (or, at least, trying to) once or twice a week for months, the agent tells Reuters he didn't garner much that was useful. But it... More »

Pakistan Boots Out bin Ladens

Plane laden with bin Ladens heads for Saudi Arabia

(Newser) - With the anniversary of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden just days away, Pakistan has gotten rid of the remaining members of his family. Three widows and two adult daughters were taken from the house in Islamabad where they had served a 45-day sentence for being in the country... More »

Pakistan Will Boot bin Laden Widows Next Week

Pakistan to deport all of them to their home countries

(Newser) - Pakistan will deport the imprisoned members of Osama bin Laden's family next week, once they've finished serving their 45-day sentences for illegally living there, their lawyer announced today. All three of bin Laden's widows and his two daughters, aged 17 and 21, will board a plane to... More »

A Peek at Lives of bin Laden Widows

Pakistan struggling to decide what to do with them

(Newser) - Ever wanted to take a candid look at the home lives of the bin Laden family? Well, al-Aribiya television recently released a video that shows Osama bin Laden's widows and children in Pakistani custody, the Telegraph reports. The family, which has been convicted of immigration offenses , is seen in... More »

Pakistan Sentences, Jails Osama bin Laden's Widows

2 daughters also get 45 days' detention, fine for illegally living in country

(Newser) - The three widows and two eldest daughters of Osama bin Laden have been sentenced to 45 days' imprisonment for illegally living in Pakistan, their lawyer says. They have also been fined 10,000 rupees each—approximately $114, the BBC reports. With a month of detention already behind them, the family... More »

Bin Laden Fathered 4 Kids While on the Run: Wife

Youngest wife reveals al-Qaeda leader's movements after 9/11

(Newser) - During the nine years Osama bin Laden spent in hiding in Pakistan after 9/11, he made his way between five different homes in the country and fathered four children, according to his youngest wife. As recounted by a Pakistani police report, Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah revealed that two of the children... More »

Pakistan Charges bin Laden Wives for Entering Illegally

Three widows had been living in country without a visa

(Newser) - In the chaos of fleeing to a foreign country to live in a secretive compound with the world's most notorious terrorist, somehow Osama bin Laden's three wives neglected to get visas, and now Pakistan is charging them for it. Pakistan's interior minister says that bin Laden's... More »

Pakistan Bars bin Laden Family From Leaving

Commission doesn't want wives, children repatriated

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden's three widows and six children are still in Pakistan, and the country has now decided to bar them from leaving. Initially, Pakistan intended to repatriate the women to their countries of birth, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. But an independent commission investigating the US raid that killed... More »

Bin Laden's Widows 'Hostile' in US Interviews

Pakistan says access proof it is not in league with al-Qaeda

(Newser) - US officials finally got to interview the three widows of Osama bin Laden who are in Pakistani custody—and CNN reports the women were "hostile" to the Americans and provided little useful information. The officials had hoped to interview them separately to tease out any inconsistencies in their stories;... More »

Bin Laden Wife: 'I Want to Be Martyred With You'

Amal al-Sadah was determined to stay with al-Qaeda leader

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden's youngest wife, who was injured when she rushed the Navy SEALs during the raid on his compound, proved her loyalty to the al-Qaeda leader early on in their marriage. A year after the 1999 union, he told his wives they could leave Afghanistan and return home,... More »

Inside bin Laden's 'Perfect Match'

How Osama found his fifth and final wife

(Newser) - It can be difficult to meet exactly the right girl when you're the world's most notorious terrorist, but Osama bin Laden had the help of a Yemeni matchmaker when he decided it was time to find his final wife. Not that the al-Qaeda honcho wasn't demanding about... More »

What do We Know About bin Laden's Six Wives?

The US will soon have access to three of them

(Newser) - The US will get its chance to grill Osama bin Laden's three widows . Pakistani government officials have promised access in the near future, a US official tells ABC News . Meanwhile, the Daily Beast rounds up what we know so far about his three widows as well as his estranged... More »

Bin Laden's Youngest Wife 'Easygoing and Confident'

Family described as conservative but not extremist

(Newser) - Osama bin Laden's youngest wife, who was injured last week in the raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader, was a "very good overall person," from a large, respected Yemeni family, a relative tells CNN . "The family had no extremist views, even though they came from a... More »

Bin Laden Did Try to Protect Self Using Wife

Al-Qaeda leader acted 'cowardly' before death

(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... More »

Osama 'Never Left Two Rooms in Compound'

Pakistanis interrogating women, children

(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... More »

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