05/02/2011

Video of bin Laden's burial at sea may be released

By Robert Burns
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Two Pentagon officials say the at-sea burial of Osama bin Laden was videotaped and that it probably will be publicly released soon.

The officials said photos of the body prior to its disposal in the North Arabian Sea on Monday also may be released.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because decisions on releasing the materials were pending.

It was not clear whether the firefight in which U.S. forces are said to have shot bin Laden to death was videotaped.

John Brennan, the White House counterterrorism chief, told reporters that the administration was still deliberating on release of the material. Making it public might satisfy those who would otherwise doubt that it was bin Laden who was killed.

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