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CIA: Waterboarding helped track bin Laden

In Breaking News, Politics, World News on May 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

An al-Qaida suspect who was subjected to harsh interrogation techniques at a secret CIA prison in early 2004 provided his interrogators with a clue – the norm de guerre of a mysterious courier – that ultimately proved crucial to finding and killing Osama bin Laden. Officials said Wednesday.

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The CIA had approved use of sleep deprivation, slapping, nudity,water dousing and other coercive techniques at the now closed CIA “black site” in Poland where the Pakistani born detainee, Hassan Ghul, was held, according to a 2005 Justice Department memo.

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