AP: DNA testing confirms bin Laden death

(AP) - The Obama administration used DNA testing and other means to confirm that elite American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed Osama bin

WASHINGTON - (AP) - The Obama administration used DNA testing and other means to confirm that elite American forces in Pakistan had in fact killed Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, officials said Monday, as the worldabsorbed the stunning news.

The officials said the DNA testing alone offered a "99.9percent" certainty that bin Laden was shot dead in a daring U.S.military operation.

Detailed photo analysis by the CIA, confirmation by other people at the raid site and matching physical features like bin Laden's height all helped confirmed the identification.

One official said there should be no doubt in anybody's mindthat the person killed was bin Laden.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity given thesensitivity of the matter.

Still, it was unclear if the world would ever get visual proof. Bin Laden's body was quickly buried at sea, and administration officials were weighing the merit and appropriateness of releasing a photo of bin Laden, who was shot in the head.

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