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A neighbor of dead terrorist leader Osama bin Laden says the man seen in new videos released by the US government is actually a friend of his and not the Al Queda founder. “His name is Akhbar Khan (Han), He owns the house that was Osama’s house. I know him very well,” a Pakistani man named Shabir told the BBC. Shabir says he is his a neighbor of the man. “It’s all a fake, nothing happened,” Abbottobad resident Mohammed, who has been selling newspapers in the two for the last 50 years, told the BBC.
Out of the 50 Abbottobad residents interviewed by the BBC, only one believed that Osama bin Laden was in their town. Others claimed the pictures and video of bin Laden in his home are fakes made with a computer.