Pakistan confirmed on Tuesday that the government will give permission to the U.S. to question the captured widows of Osama Bin Laden.
Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik also said Bin Laden's three wives and some children will be repatriated to their home countries after the U.S. interrogates them.
The three wives and some eight children are in Pakistani custody ever since the May 2 killing of Bin Laden by U.S. troops.
U.S. official have identified the three women as Bin Laden's youngest wife Amal Al-Sadah, Khairiah Sabar, also known as Umm Hamza, and Siham Sabar, or Umm Khalid according to CNN.
Here are some details about Bin Laden's wives and the way the terror mastermind managed his large family:
Anecdotes say Bin Laden gave individual hoses for all his spouses. There were two wives in Kandahar, each with her own house. The third wife had a house in Kabul, and the fourth in the Tora Bora mountains, one of Bin Laden's wives told a Arab journalist in 2002, according to The Independent report.
Bin Laden told a jihadi website in 2000: It is my desire that my children grow up in an atmosphere of jihad and absorb Islam in its true spirit ... Believe me, when your children and your life become part of your struggle, life becomes very enjoyable.
Bin Laden's first wife was Syrian-born Najwa Ghanem. She spent many years with him and was part of his early life as a successful mujahedeen in Afghanistan. She came back to Saudi Arabia along with Bin Laden when he returned after waging a successful war against the Soviets in Afghanistan. When Bin Laden fell out with the ruling clan in Saudi Arabia and returned to Afghanistan after a small stopover in Sudan, she accompanied him. However, she returned to Saudi Arabia, probably deciding to distance herself from bin Laden, shortly before the 9/11 attacks.
Bin Laden married a woman seven years his senior in 1982. The woman, known as Umm Hamza, was supposedly a descendant of the Prophet's family and had doctorate in child psychology, according to about.com.
After a few years Bin Laden took a third wife, again a doctorate holder. The woman, known as Umm Khaled, hailed from Medina and had a PhD in Arabic grammar. There were three daughters and a son in this marriage.
At least one of his marriages ended in a divorce. According to reports, the divorced wife was Umm Ali.
Osama bin Laden chose his fifth wife Amal al-Sadah from Yemen, the land of his ancestors. She married the terror leader at the age of 17 and lived with him till his last day. She was with him in his final moments, either willingly trying to act as a human shield or pushed in front by her cowering husband.
The woman, who is 27 years old now, had reportedly married the terror ring leader when she was just 17. Amal gifted Bin Laden with a child a few days after he took the lives of 3,000 people by attacking the twin towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The female child was named Safiya.