Bin Laden's Widow to Arrive her Yemen Homeland Soon, Brother Says
Source: Yemen Observer
By Fares Anam,18/06/2011
The Yemeni widow of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will return home within a few days, said her brother Zakria al-Sadah.
“She will arrive in the coming days, according to the Embassy of Yemen in Pakistan, where they are completing the legal procedures,” he said.
Al-Sadah said he had not had any contact with his sister, adding that he communicated through Yemeni and Pakistani diplomats.
However, the Yemeni Embassy in Pakistan are assured him that she was in good health.
A Yemeni diplomatic source told the BBC that the Yemeni authorities struck a deal with Pakistani authorities for the return of the widow of the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden›s as well as her children.
The source also said that final arrangements for the return of Mrs Bin Laden and her children occurred after days and days of negotiations between the foreign ministries of Yemen and Pakistan.
The Yemeni Ministry of Foreign Affairs will oversee the passage of Mrs Bin Laden and her children from Pakistan to Yemen where she will live with her family added the source.
Mrs Bin Laden’s father called the Yemeni authorities and Pakistan to request that his daughter be allowed to return to Yemen as soon as possible after the death of her husband.