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US man claims he helped FBI find Osama bin Laden

A Michigan man has claimed of tipping the US federal investigators about slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden`s hideout in Pakistan years before he was killed in a secret mission of Navy SEALs in May 2011.



Washington: A Michigan man has claimed of tipping the US federal investigators about slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden`s hideout in Pakistan years before he was killed in a secret mission of Navy SEALs in May 2011.

Tom Lee, a 63-year-old gem merchant from Grand Rapids, is seeking a USD 25 million reward for allegedly reporting the location of Laden`s Abbottabad compound in 2003, Fox News reports.

A letter was sent to the FBI director James Comey in August from a Chicago-based law firm Loevy and Loevy representing Lee.
The letter also revealed that a Pakistani intelligence agent told Lee that he escorted bin Laden and his family from Peshawar to Abbottabad, the report added.

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