Bin Laden widows now in Saudi: NGO

Published: April 27, 2012

Special chartered plane from Saudi Arabia arrives at airbase with to receive the al Qaeda cheif’s family. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

SANAA: The three widows of slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and other members of his family arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday after being expelled from Pakistan, a Yemeni non-government group head told AFP.

“The Yemeni woman has arrived in Saudi Arabia along with other members of the Bin Laden family, his children and her brother who was looking after her case in Pakistan,” Mohammed Naji Allaw of the NGO Hood said.

At around midnight Pakistan time on Thursday night, a minivan whisked the 9/11 mastermind’s relatives from the Islamabad house where they had been in detention to the city’s airport, where they left for the Gulf kingdom on a specially chartered flight just before 2:00 am (2100 GMT Thursday).

“We have begun making representations for her return to Yemen,” Allaw said of Bin Laden’s Yemeni widow Amal, adding that his information on their arrival came from Zakaria Abdulfattah al-Sadaa, her brother.

There has been no direct confirmation of their arrival from Saudi Arabia, which has kept total silence on the issue.

Hood, which deals with human rights cases in Yemen, especially those concerning children, has been tasked by the widow’s brother with looking after her case.

Sadaa went to Pakistan to personally oversee the deportation of his 30-year-old sister – Bin Laden’s youngest and reportedly favourite wife – and her five children.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Hedgefunder
    Apr 27, 2012 - 11:32PM

    So now US will get opportunity to ask some very serious questions of them !


  • Feroze
    Apr 28, 2012 - 1:47AM

    @hedgafunder good luck to the US!


  • Kanwal
    Apr 28, 2012 - 5:36AM

    Good riddance!


  • Raj - USA
    Apr 28, 2012 - 5:40AM

    I have heard from many Muslims that Quran stipulates that a Muslim man can have up to four wives at a time only if he can treat all his wives equal and not favor one over others. If he cannot do so, he can have only one wife at a time. If this is true, how can the youngest be OBL’s favorite wife as reported in this news?


  • kanwal
    Apr 28, 2012 - 7:55AM

    Because islam does nt say what Muslims say usually. And because Osama is a symbol of all things Islam STOPS you from doing.


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