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Commentary On Pentagon’s Bin Laden Videos – OpEd


The following is a commentary on the five videos released by the Pentagon this weekend, which the US claims were retrieved from bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad.

According to a Senior US Intel official, “The materials have already provided us some important insights and we expect to learn more about al Qaeda and its affiliates, their plans and intentions, and any threats they currently pose.”

According to the commentary, the reason for the release of the Pentagon video could be to counter a potential release for Al Qaeda.

The same US Intel official said that Third, according to DNA analysis conducted separately by Department of Defense and CIA labs has positively identified Osama bin Laden.

“DNA samples collected from his body were compared to a comprehensive DNA profile derived from bin Laden’s large extended family.  Based on that analysis, the DNA is unquestionably his.  The possibility of a mistaken identity on the basis of this analysis is approximately one in 11.8 quadrillion,” the official said.


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