Chilling details of Osama Bin Laden's sea burial emerge

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New York, Aug 2: The global terror groups seem to be facing some tough time after the US Navy SEALS busted Osama Bin Laden's hideout and killed him. He was believed to have been given a burial at sea according to Islamic rites. Further details have emerged of the controversial burial with the US Navy SEALS claiming that they carried out a similar burial for another top al Qaeda leader who was killed in East Africa in 2009.

A report that appeared in the New Yorker magazine said, "But, US deputy national security advisor John Brennan did call up a former Saudi intelligence official, asking him whether the country was interested in taking the body of bin Laden as his relatives were there and once he was a citizen of Saudi Arabia. However, there was no positive response from the other side."

It added further, "All along, the SEALs had planned to dump bin Laden's corpse into the sea — a blunt way of ending the bin Laden myth."

Further explaining the details of the sea burial, it is understood that a flip-wing V-22 Osprey flew Osama's body rom a US base in Afghanistan's Bagram to USS Carl Vinson that was sailing in the Arabian Sea. The USS Carl Vinson is a thousand-foot-long nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Following this, the body was washed and wrapped in white burial shroud, to be later weighted and put inside a bag.

The Chief of counter terrorism advisor to President Barack Obama, Brennan had commented that the process was done 'in strict conformance with Islamic precepts and practices'.

The newspaper report posted how bin Laden's fifth wife, Amal al-Fatah was screaming in Arabic following Osma's death. It said, "She motioned as if she was going to charge; the SEAL lowered his sights and shot her once, in the calf. Fearing that one or both women were wearing suicide jackets, he stepped forward, wrapped them in a bear hug, and drove them aside."

The report added, "He would almost certainly have been killed had they blown themselves up, but by blanketing them he would have absorbed some of the blast and potentially saved the two SEALs behind him. In the end, neither woman was wearing an explosive vest."

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