In an attempt to gather more intel about Osama bin Laden’s final years, the U.S. government is seeking access to three of the late al Qaeda chief’s widows—but Pakistan won’t grant the request. The women are believed to be in the custody of the Pakistani army, which won’t comment on the Obama administration’s request. Some believe, though, that interviews with the women could shed light on how bin Laden had evaded capture over the years, and whether he could have been receiving support from members of the Pakistani government. A Pakistan official told The Washington Post that the government needed permission from the wives' home nations before granting access.
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