Osama Bin Laden's Youngest Wife Tells The Story Surrounding His Death.
Osama bin Laden, the founder and head of the Islamist group Al-Qaeda, was killed by a gunshot wound to the head in Pakistan on the 2nd of May by the U.S Navy Seals. The Al Qaeda chief’s fourth wife and her son Hussein were the only ones in the same room with him in their safe house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, when the US Navy Seals stormed the compound and shot him.
The story of the incident that happened the night of May 2, 2011 when US forces killed Osama bin Laden, has been told many times by the US government, the US Navy Seals and intelligence analysts.
But for the first time, we get to know what transpired between Osama and the US Navy that night through his fourth and youngest wife, Amal. She spoke with Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy for their book titled 'The Exile' which portrays the Flight of Osama bin Laden few minutes of the 9/11 masterminds life.
In a press report published by The Sunday Times UK which was titled Watching Daddy Die, Amal recalls the way with which a US military Black Hawk helicopter landed in the compound of their house in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that the family was hiding out in for six years, she recalled the fear on the face of her husband when he was woken up by it.
As the Seals moved towards the house Osama's family – three of his four wives and their children – gathered in his upstairs bedroom and prayed, she said. He told his wives to go downstairs with their children, he said “They want me, not you.” Amal said she insisted on staying with him.
When the US Navy team entered the room, she tried to stop them, but was shot in the leg and passed out. When she regained consciousness, her husband was already dead.
She recalls how she stayed motionless and acted like she was dead, listening to the Seals hold the terrified Sumaiya and Miriam and bin Laden’s second wife Khairiah next to his body to confirm his identity. They took Osama bin Laden’s body and the family downstairs. Amal realised, she said that the end they had never dared to discuss had come.