US: Pak intelligence had no role in tracing Osama PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 0

altJehlum Post News Network/Lalit K Jha/ Washington / May 14,2015/The US today dismissed as untrue reports that a former Pakistani intelligence officer provided information about the hideout of Osama bin Laden to the CIA, saying an unilateral American operation traced and killed the al-Qaeda chief in 2011."It was an years of painstaking effort of the American intelligence community and an unilateral operation that traced and killed Osama bin Laden in 2011,

" White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily news conference."The reporting is specific that a Pakistani intelligence walk-in revealed Osama bin Laden's location to the United States, and that is not true," Earnest told reporters.Earnest was responding to questions on recent news reports which claimed the information about whereabouts of bin Laden was provided by a Pakistani intelligence official who walked into the US Embassy in Islamabad.According to official White House account, Laden was shot dead by US commandoes at his hideout in Abbottabad in Pakistan on May 2, 2011 that took even the Pakistanis by surprise.Several unofficial accounts appearing in the last few days have challenged that version."The original version of this story said that a Pakistani asset told the US where bin Laden was hiding. Sources say that while the asset provided information vital to the hunt for bin Laden, he was not the source of his whereabouts," said an editor's note issued by NBC News.Earnest said the Obama administration went to great lengths to reveal as much information as possible about that operation and what led to that operation being ordered by the president of the United States."We have been very clear about what has happened, certainly clear when you consider the understandably classified nature of the operation and so many elements of the operation," he said."But what's also true is that there are declassified portions of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report and the CIA response to that report, both of whom spent a lot of time talking about the intelligence that was developed as it relates to the specific mission," he added.

"Neither of those extensive accounts features the role of a Pakistani intelligence walk-in revealing Osama bin Laden's location to the United States. The fact is that the United States was able to piece together information about bin Laden's location based on painstaking intelligence work that spanned years, that spanned a variety of sources," Earnest said."And even as the President decided to order the operation, there was no definitive information to confirm that the individual that had been identified in this compound actually was Osama bin Laden," the White House Press Secretary said.Agency

Share this post

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2015 14:00

Add comment

Security code


Slides of The Week



President Pranab Mukherjee confers the Padma Vibhushan to Amitabh Bachchan, left, during a civil investiture ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on 8-4-15. - AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama fold their hands in Namaste gesture before their departure from Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi on 27-1-15. - PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
British Prime Minister David Cameron with US actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on the doorstep of Cameron's official residence at 10 Downing Street following their meeting in central London on June 11-6  - 2014:-AP/PTI





Cartoon of The Week

JA slide show


Quote of the Week

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
George MacDonald

Share this post

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2015 09:50

JP Social Widgets

Tours & Travels Partner

Live Healthy!

  • 03.06.15 Health >> Health News

    The controversy around Nestle's Maggi noodles has caused panic throughout the nation and it doesn't look like it will die down any time soon.

    After the initial test results by Uttar Pradesh Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) showed harmful levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lead in Maggi, various states across India and even Bangladesh conducted tests on Maggi to find out whether the food product is safe or not.

    The controversy around Maggi has led to tests being conducted across the country.

    The entire controversy began when the UP FDA last month asked Nestle India to withdraw a batch of Maggi noodles "which were manufactured in February 2014" after it found high levels of added MSG, a taste enhancer, in the noodles and lead beyond permissible limits.


    Share this post

  • 16.03.15 Health >> Health News


    altJPNN|Pakistani authorities have arrested hundreds of parents

    Share this post

  • 15.02.15 Health >> Health News

    altJPNN|Washington|Snacking on almonds instead of carbs could reduce belly fat and lower the risk of heart disease, a new study has claimed.

    Share this post

  • 09.02.15 Health >> Health News

    altJPNN|Scientists have found a “reset button” for our biological clock, paving the way for more

    Share this post


Published From

J B. Plaza, Residency Road,
Srinagar Kashmir - 190001. (India) Phone: Office + 91 0194 2459303


Legal Advisor:- Shabnam Gani Lone
(Advocate) Supreme Court of India 




Kashmir Travel Portal

Kashmir Hotels

Hotels in Kashmir - Book Now!