Update May 18, 2015

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German spy agency helped US find Osama

Sumel Sarker

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German spy agency helped US find Osama

18 May 2015, Nirapad News: Germany’s foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where US special forces killed the Al-Qaeda leader.

A German news report published Sunday said, according to The Straits Times.

The BND spy service provided a tip-off that Osama was hiding in Pakistan, with the knowledge of Pakistani security services, according to the Bild am Sonntag report, which was published as the agency is battling heavy criticism in a spy scandal.

The information came from a BND informant within Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency and confirmed CIA suspicions, said the newspaper report which cited unnamed US intelligence sources.

The American source was quoted as saying the German tip-off was of ‘fundamental importance’ in the hunt for the architect of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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