No countries seek bin Laden's relatives extradition - Pakistani ministry

Other News Materials 9 May 2011 00:58 (UTC +04:00)

Osama bin Laden's wives and children still remain in custody and no country had sought their extradition so far, Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on Sunday, RIA Novosti reported.

Bin Laden was killed on May 2 in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad, north of the capital Islamabad, during a raid by U.S. Navy Seals.

One of bin Laden's Yemeni wife, Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah and others family members were detained by Pakistani authorities on Monday after the U.S. operation killed the al-Qaida leader.

Neither Yemen nor any other country asked for the extradition of bin Laden's relatives, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tahmina Janjua said.

The spokeswoman said that the terrorists' relatives will be returned to their countries of origin after the investigation is closed.

Videos seized by U.S. special forces during the operation to kill Osama bin Laden indicate that the al Qaeda leader still managed strategic and tactical control of the terrorist organization, intelligence officials told a Pentagon briefing on Saturday.

The undated videos make clear bin Laden "remained active in al Qaeda terrorist propaganda operations," CNN quoted an unnamed senior intelligence official as saying.