Bin Laden hid behind women in firefight: White House

WASHINGTON Mon May 2, 2011 2:32pm EDT

John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, speaks about the killing of Osama bin Laden from the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, speaks about the killing of Osama bin Laden from the Briefing Room of the White House in Washington May 2, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden tried to hide behind women as U.S. special forces attacked his compound in Pakistan Monday and one died being used as a human shield, the White House said.

White House counter terrorism chief John Brennan also told reporters that it had not yet been determined if a photograph of bin Laden's corpse would be released to the media.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Alister Bull, editing by Sandra Maler)

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mars_axis wrote:
Hiding behind women? That just confirms what a coward this piece of human garbage was. I believe the U.S. has an obligation to release a couple of photo’s, if for no other reason then to confirm bin Laden’s death to the American people, and others around the world.

May 02, 2011 3:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
whatsso4me wrote:
Like Hamas

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DrForrester wrote:
Why does this feel like an unprovable fabrication to make Osama sound more ‘worthy to be killed’, while also cherry picking target audiences? What’s next, did Osama shoot a gay person just prior to his death as well?

May 02, 2011 3:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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