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Osama Bin Laden's son doesn't believe the US dumped father's body in the sea after he was killed

Joe Harker

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Osama Bin Laden's son doesn't believe the US dumped father's body in the sea after he was killed

Osama Bin Laden's son doesn't believe the official account that the US dumped his father's body in the sea after killing him in a raid on his compound.

The notorious terrorist was killed in Pakistan in a US operation conducted by SEAL team six on 2 May, 2011 almost a decade after the 9/11 attacks which made him the most wanted man in the world.

The official version of accounts is that after killing Bin Laden, US forces recovered his body and transported it onto the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.

Omar Bin Laden and his wife Zaina in 2008. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
Omar Bin Laden and his wife Zaina in 2008. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

The body was buried at sea with Muslim religious rites being performed and the corpse weighted down so it would sink and not be recovered.

The burial at sea prevented Bin Laden's grave from becoming a shrine for terrorists, while officials claimed that no country was willing to accept the terrorist's remains.

Those claims have been disputed by his son, Omar Bin Laden, who spent years living with his father in the mountains of Afghanistan and was supposed to be his successor in al-Qaeda before he abandoned that life.

Speaking to The Sun, Omar said he didn't grieve for his father but had doubts over the official version of events and would have liked the closure a funeral would provide.

Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011 by US Navy SEALS. Credit: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo
Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011 by US Navy SEALS. Credit: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo

He said: "It would have been much better to bury my father and know where his body is.

"But they didn’t give us the chance. I don’t know what they did to him. They say they threw him in the ocean but I don’t believe that.

"I think they took his body to America, for people to see."

He also recounted how as a child he was taught to fire an AK-47 and that his pets were used as test subjects for the chemical weapons being deployed in terror attacks.

Omar abandoned his father several months before the 9/11 terror attacks, saying he'd 'had enough of that world' and never spoke to him again.

Shortly after his father's death Omar had released a statement to the New York Times where he questioned 'why an unarmed man was not arrested and tried in a court of law so that truth is revealed to the people of the world'.

Omar now lives in France with his wife Zaina, who was formerly known as Cheshire parish councillor Jane Felix-Browne.

He is currently attempting to apply for entry into the UK after being turned away when he arrived in Portsmouth.

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS/Alamy World History Archive/Alamy

Topics: Terrorism, US News, News

Joe Harker
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