Skip to comments.Pakistan deports Bin Ladenís family to Saudi Arabia
Posted on 04/27/2012 3:27:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The family of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed almost a year ago by American special forces in a military town in northwest Pakistan, left the country for Saudi Arabia early on Friday morning, the family lawyer told Reuters.
The move ends months of speculation about the fate of the three widows and 11 children, who were detained by Pakistani security forces after the May 2 raid.
Yes, theyre being deported to Saudi Arabia, said Aamir Khalil, the family lawyer. It is a special flight.
Once outside Pakistan, the family could reveal details about how the worlds most wanted man was able to hide there for years, possibly assisted by elements of the powerful Pakistani military and spy agency.
Any revelations about ties to bin Laden could embarrass Pakistan and anger Washington, which had been hunting bin Laden since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
The plane took off at around 1:30 a.m. (2030 GMT) for Saudi Arabia, according to local TV channels.
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