Obama says was half sure when he ordered Abbottabad raid

Karachi: U.S. President Barack Obama has said that he was only half sure about former al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden’s whereabouts when he ordered American commandos to raid the latter’s residence in Abbottabad in May 2011.

According to a transcript released by the US Department of Defence, Obama said that when he ordered the commandos to go in and get Bin Laden, it was only a “50/50 proposition as to whether that was, in fact, him.”

According to the Dawn, Obama said that the US had done “an incredible job” in going after and systematically dismantling the core Al Qaeda network in Fata.

He said in a conversation with his troops deployed around the world that extremists flushed out of the Pak-Afghan region had spread out to other areas. (ANI)