Osama bin Laden buried in Afghanistan, report claims
By Mirwais Adeel - Mon May 11 2015, 3:36 pm
In an article for the London Review of Books, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Seymour Heresh, has said bin Laden was not buried in sea.
The article mainly focuses on major role played by Pakistan stating that the US President Barack Obama lied to Americans about the role of Pakistan special forces in the raid which killed bin Laden.
Quoting former American and Pakistani intelligence sources the author claims that the White House and CIA repeatedly lied to the public about nearly every aspect of the bin Laden raid.
The aricle by Heresh further adds that Pakistanis had been essentially holding bin Laden captive at the Abbottabad compound for years and his location was disclosed by a Pakistani intelligence official who tipped off American operatives hoping to claim the $25million bounty on the terror leader – not from interrogation of an al-Qaeda courier.
The author also states that Laden was cut off from al-Qaeda at the time of his killing and was not running the terrorist group and no useful intelligence information was found from his compound.
This comes as earlier reports suggested that the former chief of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha knew of Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan.
The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was also reportedly in regular contact with the slain al Qaeda chief in Pakistan.
Osama bin Laden was shot dead during a raid conducted by US commandos in May 2011 in the garrison city of Abbottabad.