News Brief 5/18/2011, Iyar 14, 5771
US: No Sign Pakistan Knew about Bin Laden
There is no evidence that Pakistani officials were aware that arch-terrorist Osama Bin Laden was living in their country, United States defense officials said Wednesday. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that they did not know, said Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
The American assassination of Bin Laden in early May was followed by suspicions as to how Bin Laden had managed to live a quiet life in a suburb of Islamabad for several years without detection.