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White House slams journalist's claims on Bin Laden raid

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    Published on May 12, 2015

    The US government has rejected claims by a top American investigative journalist that Washington

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    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    Published on May 12, 2015

    The US government has rejected claims by a top American investigative journalist that Washington lied about the raid that apparently killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden back in 2011.
    White House Spokesman Josh Earnest described Seymour Hersh's claim as false.

    The reaction came a day after Hersh's article in the London Review of Books, which said Pakistan's top military and intelligence officials were aware of the US raid in advance.

    Hersh cited a retired senior Pakistani intelligence official.

    According to the article, Bin Laden was secretly kept as a prisoner by the Pakistanis and that they helped the US stage the raid on his compound.

    It said a Pakistani intelligence official sold the information on Bin Laden’s whereabouts for 25 million dollars.

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