Bin Laden's daughter evades house arrest, takes refuge in Saudi embassy in Tehran

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Cairo, Dec 24(ANI): Al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden's 17-year-old daughter Eman has reportedly dodged guards, who held her and five brothers under house arrest since 2001, to take refuge in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran.

According to reports, Iran had a number of Bin Laden's family members, including Saad and Hamza bin Laden, in custody since they fled Afghanistan after its invasion eight years ago.

It is believed that Eman has been at the mission for the past 25 days and diplomatic efforts are being made to get her out of the country, The Scotsman reported.

The report of Eman seeking refuge in the Saudi Embassy added to the picture of the family's ambiguous status in Tehran, who by several accounts, left Afghanistan shortly before the 9/11 attacks, and were detained in Iran as they tried to get home to Saudi Arabia.

The son, Omar, who broke with his father, the leader of Al Qaeda before the 2001 terrorist attacks, said that his sister Eman walked away during a shopping trip in Tehran about a month ago and made her way to the Saudi Embassy, hoping to be reunited with her mother, who lives in Syria. (ANI)

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