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Pakistan to deport Bin Laden's family

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 17 April 2012
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April 17, 2012

Pakistani officials have confirmed that Osama bin Laden's family is expected to be deported from Pakistan early on April 18.

Bin Laden's family – consisting of three wives, eight children, and one grandchild – were detained by Pakistani authorities after the Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a raid by U.S. special forces in the northern town of Abbottabad, near Islamabad, in May 2011.

News on the deportation comes after the family completed a brief sentence in detention for illegally entering and residing in Pakistan.

They are expected to be flown to Saudi Arabia.

With reporting by AFP

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