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Bin Laden’s Wife

December 23, 2009, 5:54 AM
Osama Bin Laden’s closest family is reportedly in hiding in a secret compound in Iran. The group allegedly includes his wife and children who disappeared after the 9/11 attacks. “There has been uncertainty about the family’s whereabouts for the past eight years, with reports that some of the children had been killed in bombings, while others had joined their father in planning terrorist attacks. However, relatives said that they found out last month that the group, including one of bin Laden's wives, six of his children and 11 of his grandchildren, had been kept in a high-security compound outside Tehran. They have been prevented from contacting the outside world while Iran has repeatedly denied that any of the relatives were living in the country. Members of the bin Laden family are now appealing for the group to be allowed to leave Iran and described them as the ‘forgotten victims of 9/11.’”
 

Bin Laden’s Wife

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