Report: Courier who led US to bin Laden Kuwaiti, Abu Ahmad

May 3, 2011 13:36

The courier who led the United States to the hiding place of Osama bin Laden was a Kuwaiti citizen named Abu Ahmad, CNN quoted a diplomatic source as saying on Tuesday.

US forces were led to a fortress-like three-story building after more than four years tracking one of bin Laden’s most trusted couriers, whom US officials said was identified by men captured after the September 11, 2001 attacks, according to Reuters.

“Detainees also identified this man as one of the few al-Qaida couriers trusted by bin Laden. They indicated he might be living with or protected by bin Laden,” a senior administration official said in a briefing for reporters.

In August 2010, intelligence officials found the courier had a brother with whom he jointly owned an unusual compound in Abbotabad, a popular summer resort, located in a valley surrounded by green hills near Pakistani Kashmir.

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