Bin Laden was not buried at sea, but flown to the U.S. for cremation at secret location, claims intelligence boss in leaked email
- Emails purported to be obtained by hacker group Anonymous dispute White House version of terror leader's final resting place
- Believed to be part of 2.7million emails obtained from intelligence analysis group Stratfor and shared with WikiLeaks
- Stratfor calls hackers 'thieves' and says some emails may have been forged or altered
- Revelations come as FBI arrests key members of hacking group LulzSec, an offshoot of Anonymous
The fate of Osama bin Laden's remains have been called into question after emails leaked from an intelligence analysis firm say the body of the terror leader was actually sent to the U.S. for cremation.
According to the emails, the Al Qaeda boss was shot and killed during the famous Navy SEAL Team Six raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, was transported back to the U.S. and cremated.
The emails were allegedly obtained by the hacker group Anonymous from Stratfor, an organisation dealing with analysis of intelligence and geopolitical analysis.
Last week, Anonymous announced that it had gotten access to 2.7million of the firmís confidential correspondences, and said they could provide 'the smoking gun for a number of crimes'.
The hackers said Stratfor, based in Austin, Texas, were 'clueless' when it came to database security.
After bin Laden was killed in the famous raid in Pakistan on May 2 2011, the Obama administration said his body was buried at sea off the USS Carl Vinson - in accordance with Islamic tradition.
But in a particular set of emails given to WikiLeaks, the firmís vice president for intelligence, Fred Burton, says he doubts the official White House version of what happened to bin Laden's body.
Stratforís vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, says the body was 'bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane' and 'onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland]'.