Osama Bin Laden's wife, who was in the late Al-Qaeda leader's compound in northern Pakistan on Sunday when U.S. military personnel made a raid and killed him, has been identified.
Pakistani news outlet Geo has released a passport photo of Amal Ahmed Abdel Fatteh. ABC news also reported on the woman, writing her name Amal Ahmed Abdul Fatah. The UK's Telegraph reports her name as being Amal Ahmend al Sadah.
All three sources have used GEO's passport snapshot. Initially, photos posted online in some report had her eyes and nose partially blacked out.
The White House placed bin Laden's wife in the same room with her husband as troops entered the room.
In the room with bin Laden was bin Laden's wife. She rushed one of the U.S. assaulters and was shot in the leg but not killed, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Wednesday.
Carney said both bin Laden and his wife were unarmed.
That version of events is corrected from a previous version given by John Brennan Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.
Initially, John Brennan, Obama's assistant for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said the woman in bin Laden's room was positioned in a way that indicated that she was being used as a shield.
However on Tuesday Carney would not make a definitive statement about her being used as a shield or not.
Whether or not she was being used as a shield or trying to use herself as a shield or simply caught in crossfire is unclear. And we're working on getting the details that we can, he said.