Osama Bin Laden Spent Five Years In The Room He Died In

At least according to his wife:

Osama Bin Laden spent the last five years living in the room of his mansion where he was shot and killed by U.S. forces, according to Pakistan security officials.

The claims were made by the terrorist leader’s wife, who apparently told interrogators that she and her husband had not left the same room for the past half a decade.

The revelations of Amal al-Sadah, Bin Laden’s Yemeni wife, sheds new light on the existence of the world’s most wanted man.

I’m not sure whether we can believe this woman or not, but the idea of bin Laden the recluse is kind of entertaining.




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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. mantis says:

    And that would be why they could never get satellite images of him, and needed to send in a team to make sure he was there. Well hidden, but not well enough!

  2. Boyd says:

    OTOH, living for five years on the top floor of his “mansion” is a damn sight better than spending that amount of time in the bowels of some cave in Afghanistan.

  3. Southern Hoosier says:

    Voluntary house arrest.

  4. Southern Hoosier says:

    Sounds like Howard Hughes .

    Hughes became a recluse but continued to run his business interests from sealed-off hotel suites.