Osama bin Laden’s family was deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27, according to a spokesman of the interior ministry, nearly a year after the 9/11 mastermind was killed in a US raid. The family was believed to number 12 — 3 widows, 8 children and 1 grandchild. The family’s departure will remove a physical reminder of how badly Washington and Islamabad’s relationship was damaged by the revelation that the world’s most wanted man was living so close to Pakistan’s elite military academy. A court sentenced the widows and 2 of bin Laden’s older daughters to 45 days’ detention on charges of illegal entry and residency in Pakistan and ordered their deportation.
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