OBL's sons arrested in Afganistan

  1. Just heard on FOX news that Osama Bin Ladens sons have been arrested in Afganistan. Not much in details yet.Stay tuned.
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  3. by   emily_mom
    I heard on the news that they are denying it. You know what that means....
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/st...909703,00.html
    Bin Laden's sons arrested, says Pakistani minister

    Staff and agencies
    Friday March 7, 2003

    Two sons of Osama bin Laden have been captured in Afghanistan after a US-led operation that left nine al-Qaida fighters dead, a Pakistani minister claimed this afternoon.
    Sanaullah Zehri, home minister of the western province of Baluchistan, said the arrests took place in Rabat, in the far south-west of the country, where the Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian borders meet.
    He told reporters that a joint US-Afghan unit was behind the operation.
    But in Washington, US counter-terrorism officials strongly disputed the report. They said they had no information that would suggest any of the sons had been detained.
    Mr Zehri named the two sons as Saad and Hamza bin Laden.
    Saad, 23, who is on the US's most wanted terrorists list, was last month reported to have fled to Iran after the fall of al-Qaida's Afghan base in Tora Bora in December 2001. He has been named as a possible successor to his father.
    US intelligence has claimed that several of Bin Laden's sons - he is thought to have at least 20 - are senior al-Qaida figures. Mohammed and Ahmed bin Laden are also believed to support their father's efforts.
  5. by   RN2B2005
    Yup, the AP newswire (on Newsday.com) is reporting that two of OBL's sons have been either wounded or captured.

    There seems to be some dispute as to who did the wounding or capturing; the Pakistanis are saying none of their forces were involved, but the Americans are likewise denying involvement, and locals are saying both were involved. Whatever the case, I hope it's true.

    Of course, OBL has at least 22 male children (apparently female children don't count), and he probably sees his sons as disposable.

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