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France's Defense Ministry said on Saturday a secret service report saying al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had died could not be confirmed but said it would launch an inquiry into the leak of secret documents.
French paper says bin Laden died in Pakistan
PARIS (Reuters) - A French regional newspaper quoted a French secret service report on Saturday as saying that Saudi Arabia is convinced that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden died of typhoid in Pakistan last month.
"According to a usually reliable source, the Saudi services are now convinced that Osama bin Laden is dead," the document said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is unable to confirm a French newspaper report that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is believed to have died last month in Pakistan, a U.S. counterterrorism official said on Saturday.
We cannot confirm the account," said the official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the issue. "It's quite possible (that) there was some talk of this, but in terms of being able to confirm this, that I can't do."
The French regional daily L'Est Republicain reported that, according to a French secret service report, Saudi Arabia was convinced that bin Laden died of typhoid in Pakistan in late August. The French government has said it could not confirm the report and would investigate the intelligence leak
The U.S. State Department had no immediate comment and was looking into the reports.
Originally posted by solidshot
They are probing the leak of secret documents, but exactely what have they done to probe whether he is actually dead or not?
Originally posted by Shar
wonder if these means our men can come back home from over there.
Originally posted by thematrix
Over the last few weeks, more and more propaganda in the style of "Bin Laden is planing bigger strikes on America" has been published.
Offcource the US muppet media isn't going to say hes dead, it'll screw up their entire PR campaign!
Read my sig and know that all this touting about Bin Laden in the media over the last few weeks was nothing more then Bush trying to get a better approval rating.
You have voted France for the Way Above Top Secret award.
Originally posted by dgtempe
Time to shift the purpose of evil and terror to someone else!!!
Whether the story is true or not, its old and worn out and people wont believe it anymore!!!