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Religious Funeral for UBL?

May 2, 2011

Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial

DEVELOPING: Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News.

Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf.

In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 a.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.

Bin Laden, who resisted capture, was “living rather comfortably” in the compound, an official told Fox News.

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