Chinese News Agency: Pakistan Killed Osama, The US Just Swooped In At The End
The Chinese official news agency Xinhua is reporting that Osama Bin Laden was killed by Pakistani forces, and U.S. forces merely swooped in the pick up the body.
The report also claims that the helicopter that was shot down was Pakistani, not American.
This contradicts U.S. reports that U.S. special forces entered the compound and killed Bin Laden.
At about 1:20 a.m. local time a Pakistani helicopter was shot down by unknown people in the Sikandarabad area of Abbotabad. The Pakistani forces launched a search operation in the nearby area and encountered with a group of unknown armed people. A fire exchange followed between the two sides.
When the fire exchange ended, the Pakistani forces arrested some Arab women and kids as well some other armed people who later confessed to the Pakistani forces they were with Osama Bin laden when the fire was exchanged and Bin Laden was killed in the firing.
Local media reported that after the dead body of Bin Laden was recovered, two U.S. helicopter flew to the site and carried away the dead body of Bin Laden.
The report also suggests that Bin Laden may have been killed in the air crash, rather than in a fire fight.
China has a growing relationship with the Pakistani government, and is also expanding its influence into Afghanistan.