16 May '11, 12am

Iran President Ahmadinejad claims Osama had been in US custody for 'sometime' before being killed for 'political gain'

Iran President Ahmadinejad claims Osama had been in US custody for 'sometime' before being killed for 'political gain'

This image made from television shows Osama bin Laden holding an AK47 automatic rifle in an undated recruitment video. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims that Osama had been a prisoner in US custody for 'sometime' before he was killed for 'political gain'. -- PHOTO: AP TEHERAN - AL-QAEDA founder Osama bin Laden was a prisoner in US custody for 'sometime' before he was killed by the American military, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday. 'I have exact information that bin Laden was held by the American military for sometime... until the day they killed him he was a prisoner held by them,' the hardline president said in a live interview on Iranian state television. 'Please pay attention. This is important. He was held by them for sometime. They made him sick and while he was sick they killed him,' Dr Ahmadinejad added. He accused US President Barac...

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