Bin Laden Used His Wife as a Human Shield


Osama Bin Laden used his wife as a human shield yesterday before he was shot in the eye. It’s not clear which wife he used for his shield but two wives and six children were arrested at the compound.
The Politico reported, via Free Republic:

Osama bin Laden used women as human shields as American forces fired on him in Pakistan on Sunday, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan said.

Brennan told reporters at the White House that women were “put in front of him as a shield.” He said that “speaks to, I think, the nature of the individual he was.”

One of the women was bin Laden’s wife, Brennan said.

“She served as a shield,” he said. “She was positioned in a way that indicated she was being used as a shield.”

UPDATE: The value of women in Al-Qaeda.

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