Kayani and Pasha knew of OBL presence in Pakistan & helped US: claim by US journalist

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KARACHI: US Journalist Seymour Hersh has said that the Obama administartion kept telling lies about the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound on May 2nd and Inter Services Intelligence was well aware of the whole episode, ARY News reports.

Seymour Hersh, in his column on London Review of Books, claimed that former Army Chief General (Retd.) Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and former director general of ISI knew about Bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad and that the raid was going to take place. He added that Bin Laden was made a “prisoner” since 2006 in Abbottabad.

“This spring I contacted Durrani and told him in detail what I had learned about the bin Laden assault from American sources: that bin Laden had been a prisoner of the ISI at the Abbottabad compound since 2006; that Kayani and Pasha knew of the raid in advance and had made sure that the two helicopters delivering the Seals to Abbottabad could cross Pakistani airspace without triggering any alarms; that the CIA did not learn of bin Laden’s whereabouts by tracking his couriers, as the White House has claimed since May 2011, but from a former senior intelligence officer who betrayed the secret in return for much of the $25 million reward offered by the US, and that, while Obama did order the raid and the Seal team did carry it out, many other aspects of the administration’s account were false”, he claims.



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