Osama Bin Laden's Son Saad Killed In Pakistan

It was widely believed that Iran was protecting Saad Bin Laden, the son of Osama Bin Laden, and other Al Qaeda leaders including Saif al-Adel who fled Afghanistan in 2001. Saad reportedly returned to Pakistan last year.

Osama bin Laden with his son Saad on his wedding day.

Osama Bin Laden’s son Saad Bin Laden was reportedly killed by an American missile strike in Pakistan.
NPR reported:

U.S. officials believe Saad bin Laden — a son of Osama bin Laden — has been killed by an American missile in Pakistan.

Saad bin Laden reportedly spent years under house arrest in Iran before traveling last year to Pakistan, according to former National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell.

It’s believed he was killed by Hellfire missiles fired from a U.S. Predator drone sometime this year.

A senior U.S. counterterrorism official tells NPR that without a body to conduct DNA tests on, it’s hard to be completely sure. But he characterized U.S. spy agencies as being “80 to 85 percent” certain that Saad bin Laden is dead.

The U.S. counterterrorism official says Saad bin Laden wasn’t important enough to target personally — that he was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

America’s intelligence agencies were ’80 to 85 per cent’ certain Sa’ad bin Laden was dead.

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