Osama bin Laden was located in Pak’s Abbottabad city: 2008 US study

May 4th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 4(ANI): A study conducted by a US university in 2008 reveals that there was a high probability Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden staying in Pakistan’s Abbottabad city.

According to the BBC, the model employed in the study, which is typically used to track endangered species, said there was a 88.9 percent chance bin Laden was in Abbottabad.

However, the same study gave a 95 percent chance he was in another town, Parachinar -about 300 kilometres from Abbottabad.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) geographer Thomas Gillespie had conducted the study with undergraduate geography students as an exercise in 2008 and submitted its findings to the MIT International Review in 2009.

The report also suggested that bin Laden was probably residing in a city compound, rather than in a cave in a rural environment, because people in less densely populated regions would be more likely to take the time to notice him.

It also found that the compound would have security, such as high walls around its perimeter, and an electricity supply, both of which were found at the site of bin Laden’s one million dollar mansion in Abbottabad. (ANI)

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