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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Mohammed Jamal Khalifa KilledUPDATE: Jamal Khalifa's Life and Death Secrets
Osama bin Laden's brother in law was killed in Magadascar, according to his family (see also CNN). According to the reports, Khalifa was killed while on a business trip, when his room was invaded by 25 to 30 armed men.
Khalifa was Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law. He was arrested in San Francisco in 1994 and deported several months later (story).
For reporters and journalists, here's a dossier of documents relating to the arrest, and Khalifa's affidavit denying any connection to terrorism.
The latter denial has been much circulated in recent years. Khalifa stepped forward to become a favorite media source on bin Laden, while strenuously denying all charges of terrorist activites. And there were many such charges -- most notably that he had funded the Abu Sayyaf Group in the Philippines and that he was financier of Ramzi Yousef's Bojinka plot.
My investigative work on Khalifa will continue with new updates as available.
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