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Leaked emails fuel Bin Laden conspiracy theories

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Leaked emails fuel Bin Laden conspiracy theories


Was Bin Laden really buried at sea?

According to emails leaked from an intelligence analysis firm, the late al Qaeda leader’s body was actually sent to the US for cremation.

The stolen messages were allegedly part of a haul of 2.7 million communications obtained by a hacker group from the company, Strategic Forecasting Inc or Stratfor.

In one of the emails Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, reportedly speculates about what happened, saying the body was flown to “the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda (Maryland)” on a CIA plane.

Stratfor later tried to cast doubt over the authenticity of some of the mails, saying in a statement: “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 employees.

In went on: “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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