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Amal Ahmed al-Sadah, Osama bin Laden's youngest wife, to return to Yemen

Sadah was injured during the May 2 raid on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

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This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden gesturing an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC April 17, 2002. (AFP/Getty Images)

Osama bin Laden's youngest wife, Amal Ahmed al-Sadah, is expected to leave Pakistan and return to her homeland, Yemen, in the following few days.

U.S. forces have been holding Sadah, 29, since they raided bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on May 2. They killed bin Laden during the raid.

Sadah, who married bin Laden in 1999, was injured during the raid and then detained by Pakistani authorities in the compound, the Guardian reports. U.S. intelligence officers subsequently questioned her.

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Sadah's daughter, 12-year-old Safiya, was also injured in the U.S. raid and will return to Yemen, according to local reports.

Two of bin Laden's other wives, Khairah Sabar and Siham Sabar, are from his home town of Jeddah and are Saudi citizens, MSNBC reports. They remain in Pakistani custody.

Saudi officials reportedly said they have no problem with them returning to Saudi Arabia.

Bin Laden's 22-year-old son, Hamza, was killed in the May 2 raid on the compound, and both of their bodies were buried at sea, states the Guardian.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/110623/amal-ahmed-al-sadah-bin-ladens-wife-return-yemen