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DNA tests 'show 100% match to bin Laden relatives'

Senior US intelligence official also says now reviewing large cache of materials seized at compound

DNA tests 'show 100% match to bin Laden relatives'
A still image taken from a video tape aired on Al-Jazeera in 2003. (Getty Images)

DNA tests on the
body of Osama bin Laden showed a virtual 100 percent match to relatives,
and a woman believed to be his wife also identified him by name, a
senior US intelligence official told reporters on Monday.

The United States was now reviewing a large cache of materials seized at the compound in Pakistan where US forces killed bin Laden, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity to reporters.

"Those
materials are currently being exploited and analyzed and a task force
is being set up at CIA ... given the volume of materials collected at
the raid site," the official said.

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