Lawmaker says multiple DNA samples ID'd bin Laden

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Posted: May 02, 2011 1:57 PM
Lawmaker says multiple DNA samples ID'd bin Laden

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says more than one DNA sample was used to identify Osama bin Laden after U.S. troops killed the al-Qaida chief in a weekend raid in Pakistan.

Rep. Mike Rogers says there are many places where bin Laden's DNA is available, including relatives. He says the U.S. government had been preparing for such testing for some time.

The Michigan Republican, a former FBI agent, says that as a result of the DNA tests and other techniques, it is "clear beyond a shadow of a doubt" that bin Laden is the person killed in the raid.