Wikileaks have published a letter from the US embassy in Saudi Arabia written to Abdullah Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden’s son, four months after the Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a raid in Pakistan.
The letter denies Abdullah’s request to see his father’s death certificate, explaining that “this is consistent with regular practice for individuals killed in the course of military operations“.
However, instead of a death certificate he provides US court records which prove that Bin Laden died.
The US also provides an Arabic translation as a “courtesy.”
“I hope that these US government documents are of assistance to you and your family,” Mr Keiser concludes.
There is no explanation as to why Abdullah Bin Laden was seeking a death certificate for his father.
Wikileaks says it will publish over half a million more documents over the next month in what it is calling the “Saudi Cables”. Most of the around 60,000 published so far are in Arabic.
It is not known how the documents were obtained, but in a press release announcing the leak the group refers to a hack of Saudi foreign ministry by the Yemeni Cyber Army in May 2015.
Other documents released reportedly discuss Iranian nuclear talks and the Egyptian revolution.
Wikileaks was founded by Julian Assange. The release of the “Saudi Cables” marks three years to the day that Mr Assange sought refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after two women in Sweden accused him of rape and sexual assault.
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