Amal bin Laden, the terrorist’s youngest and fourth wife, who was living in the compound with him while he was shot, has finally decided to open up to the media and started giving interviews about what happened the night they were raided.
Bin Ladin was killed on May 11, 2011. At that time Amal already had 6 children with the terrorist. Bin Laden’s second and third wives lived in the compound as well. However, Amal had the “privilege” to be in bed next to Bin Laden when they heard the seal team land.
She told journalists that the pair had gone to bed after a long day of chores, dishes, and prayers. There had been a blackout in the neighborhood, which was common. Suddenly Osama woke up, and said, “Americans are coming.”
The Daily Mail has more:
Along with Amal bin Laden and her children, also living in the house was bin Laden’s second wife Khairiah and third wife Seham and son Khalid, 22.
First wife Najwa had married him as a teen and bore him 11 children, but left him two days before the 9/11 attacks.
By 11pm on May 1, 2011, after dinner, the dishes, and prayer, bin Laden was fast asleep while his fourth wife lie next to him.
Outside, the streets were dark due to an electricity shortage, something that was a common occurrence in the area, but Amal awoke uneasily just past midnight.
She heard a chop chop chop sound and thought she saw shadows dancing on the windows.
Bin Laden sat up, looking frightened.
‘Americans are coming,’ he said, panting. Then there was a loud screeching noise and the house rocked.
The pair clutched at each other and crept to the balcony.
‘It was a moonless night and difficult to see,’ Amal said.
On the lawn, out of their sight, were two US military Black Hawks, and 24 SEALs were stealthily rushing over the lawn and towards the compound.
Up on the second floor balcony, Seham and Khalid could see the Americans approaching.
Bin Laden called to his son to come to him and, still in his pajamas, Khalid grabbed an AK-47, which Amal knew he hadn’t fired since he was 13.
Amal and Seham comforted the children, who were crying. They all went to the top floor and huddled.
They heard a blast as the SEALs blew off the gate to the house.
‘They want me, not you,’ bin Laden finally said, telling his family to go downstairs. But oldest daughters Miriam and Sumaiya hid on the balcony while Seham and son Khalid went downstairs.