U.S. officials have spoken to Osama bin Laden’s widows in Pakistan, the White House has confirmed.
However, White House spokesman Jay Carney provided no details, saying only that the US government has “had access” to the women.
Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan also confirmed that United States had spoken access to the widows, but also gave no other details.
CNN reported that the three widows were interviewed by American intelligence officers under the supervision of Members of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
The women were reportedly interviewed together this week and were “hostile” to the US officials, according to a Pakistani senior government source.
They may be questioned again by US officials, according to CNN. Sources in both the US and Pakistani governments told CNN that little information was gained during the interrogation.
The women and their children have been under the custody of the Pakistani government.
Washington has wanted to speak to the women to glean more know about bin Laden and the al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
Reportedly, during the raid on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan which killed bin Laden, the youngest of his wives -- 29-year-old Amal Ahmed Abdulfattah of Yemen -- was shot in the leg or thigh and wounded.
The other two wives were identified by US government officials as Khairiah Sabar, also known as Umm Hamza, and Siham Sabar, or Umm Khalid. The latter two are believed to be of Saudi Arab origin.
Bin Laden is believed to have had five wives (two of whom he had separated from) and at least twenty children. One of his eleven sons was apparently killed during the Abbottabad raid.