Pakistan panel says bin Laden family won't be repatriated

July 6, 2011 10:13


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ISLAMABAD - The wives and children of Osama bin Laden detained in Pakistan will only be repatriated once a government-appointed commission investigating the al Qaida leader's killing allows them to leave, the panel said.

Sixteen people, including bin Laden's three wives and several children, were detained by Pakistani security forces after US special forces killed bin Laden in the northwestern garrison town of Abbottabad on May 2.

Pakistani officials had said bin Laden's wives, one from Yemen and two from Saudi Arabia, would be repatriated. Some media reports recently suggested that the government had agreed to let bin Laden's youngest wife, Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah, return to her native Yemen.

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