03 May '11, 12am

'Multiple methods' were used to identify Osama's body, with DNA from family members confirming his death: Officials

'Multiple methods' were used to identify Osama's body, with DNA from family members confirming his death: Officials

A screen grab from FBI's Most Wanted taken on May 2, 2011 shows the status of Osama bin Laden as deceased. 'Multiple methods' were used to identify the body and confirm the death of Osama bin Laden, US officials said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS WASHINGTON - THE US used multiple means to confirm the identity of Osama bin Laden during and after the firefight in which he was killed, before placing his body in the North Arabian Sea from aboard a US aircraft carrier, senior US officials said Monday. The Al-Qaeda leader was identified by name by a woman believed to be one of his wives - Osama had several - who was present at his Pakistan compound at the time of the US raid. He also was visually identified by members of the US raid squad, a senior intelligence official told reporters at a Pentagon briefing. Under ground rules set by the Pentagon, the intelligence official and two senior d...

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