Belfast Telegraph

Friday 22 August 2014

Trusted aide led US to bin Laden

American forces were led to bin Laden by his most trusted courier, US officials revealed (AP)

American forces were led to Osama bin Laden by his most trusted courier, a Kuwaiti-born man named Sheikh Abu Ahmed, three US officials revealed.

Ahmed was a shadowy figure for US intelligence, someone it took many years to identify. For a long time, intelligence officials knew him only by his "nom de guerre", Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti.

The first indications about his significance came from CIA detainees shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Ahmed and his brother were killed in the same pre-dawn raid on Monday that left bin Laden dead.

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