Bin Laden’s Wife Lived in Compound for 6 Years Without Ever Going Downstairs
ISLAMABAD – One of three wives living with Osama bin Laden has told Pakistani interrogators she had been staying in the al-Qaida chief’s hideout for six years without leaving its upper floors, a Pakistani intelligence official said Friday.
The woman, identified as Yemeni-born Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah, and the other two wives of bin Laden are being interrogated in Pakistan after they were taken into custody following the American raid on bin Laden’s compound in the town of Abbottabad.
Pakistani authorities are also holding eight or nine children who were found there after the U.S. commandos left.
The corpses of at least three slain men were also left behind, while bin Laden’s body was taken and buried at sea.
The wives’ accounts will help show how bin Laden spent his time and how he managed to avoid capture, living in a large house close to military academy in a garrison town, a two-and-a-half hours’ drive from the capital Islamabad.