Osama bin Laden's daughter Confirms father's death Daughter says U.S. forces captured her father alive and shot him dead in front of family
Osama bin Laden's daughter has confirmed her father was captured alive and shot dead by the U.S. Special Forces during the first few minutes of the operation carried out at the huge compound in Bilal Town, Abbottabad. Senior Pakistani security officials also say security agencies also arrested two women and six children, aged between 2 and 12 years of age, after American forces flew toward Afghanistan. Some reports suggest 16 people, including women and children, were arrested from the house, most of them Arab nationals.
A woman found living in the compound may have been the personal doctor of the family, as Bin Laden was known to be afflicted with renal failure. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online):
Bin Laden family members had been transported to Rawalpindi, which is near Islamabad, according to a Pakistani security source. He added, "They are now under treatment in the military hospital of Rawalpindi, where they have been transported in a helicopter."
People living in the compound included children and one of Bin Laden's wives, in addition to a Yemeni woman. The woman might be the personal doctor of the family, as Bin Laden was known to be afflicted with renal failure.
The U.S. Special Forces only took two bodies with them in the military chopper. One is said to be Bin Laden's and the other his son's. By the time Pakistani security agencies and soldiers arrived at the spot, the U.S. commandos were flying over the mountains in the Pakistani tribal belt, well on their way to Afghanistan.
Sources said one of the two women taken into custody from the compound by Pakistani forces was one of Osama bin Laden's several wives.
"She is Yemeni and became unconscious during the operation," said an official.
"During preliminary investigations, the lady said they moved to the Abbottabad house five to six months ago," the Pakistani official said. A 12-year-old daughter of bin Laden was among the six children rescued from the three-storey compound.
The daughter has reportedly told her Pakistani investigators that the U.S. forces captured her father alive but shot him dead in front of family members.
Bin Laden was reportedly staying on the ground floor of the house and was dragged on the floor to the helicopter after being shot dead by U.S. commandos.
There were conflicting reports about the second person the US forces took along with them. Some Pakistani officials say it was one of Bin Laden's sons injured by the U.S. commandos and thrown onto a separate military chopper; others say he was killed in the operation and it was only his dead body that they took along.
Not all children rescued from the house reportedly belonged to the al-Qaeda leader. All were being kept at a safe place. The U.S. has not been given access to the detained women and children, the officials claimed.