Fresh controversy over Osamas sea burial


London: In a new
twist to Osama bin Laden saga, emails leaked from an intelligence analysis
firm say the body of the al Qaeda leader was actually sent to the US for
cremation than buried in sea.

According to the emails, bin Laden
was shot and killed during the famous Navy SEAL Team Six raid on his
compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and was transported back to the US and

The emails were allegedly obtained by the hacker group
Anonymous from Stratfor, a private organisation dealing with analysis of
intelligence and geopolitical analysis, the Daily Mail reported.

has released the short emails exchanged within Stratfor on May 2, the day
when then world's most wanted terrorist was shot dead.

bin Laden's killing, US had said his body was buried at sea in accordance
with Islamic tradition.

However, Stratfor's vice-president for
intelligence, Fred Burton has reportedly said he doubts the official White
House version of what happened to Osama's body.

Mr Burton, says
the body was 'bound for Dover, [Delaware] on (a) CIA plane' and 'onward to
the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda (Maryland)', the paper

The claims are sure to stoke conspiracy theorists,
especially since the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology that Mr Burton
refers to closed its doors on September 15, 2011, four months after bin
Laden's death, it added.

In another email, Mr Burton said, "If
body dumped at sea, which I doubt, the touch is very Adolph Eichman like.
The Tribe did the same thing with the Nazi's ashes".

In a
February 27 statement, Stratfor said, "In December, thieves compromised
Stratfor's data systems and stole a large number of company emails, along
with other private information of Stratfor readers, subscribers and

"Those stolen emails apparently will be published by
WikiLeaks. This is a deplorable, unfortunate - and illegal -breach of

"Some of the emails may be forged or altered to include
inaccuracies; some may be authentic. We will not validate either. Nor will
we explain the thinking that went into them".

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