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Monday, May 2, 2011

Sky News: Can US Offer Final Proof Of Osama's Death? -- The world wants proof, not propaganda

The circumstances surrounding Osama bin Laden's reported death raise urgent questions over how the US is so sure it got its man.

US personnel have so far said they identified him by facial recognition, but have declined to say whether they used DNA analysis.

Reports have also suggested that Saudi Arabia was asked to take bin Laden's body - but refused to do so.

The fact his body was buried at sea has so far only added to the speculation, although as a Muslim, he had to be laid to rest as quickly as possible.

Under Islamic law, people can only be buried at sea if they died there, or if there is a risk their body will be exhumed or dug up if buried in the ground.

The release of a photograph purporting to show bin Laden's corpse - which was later confirmed to be a fake - added to the confusion.

Journalists have not yet had the opportunity to ask more than a few questions of the Obama administration about details of bin Laden's death. (read more)