In this April 1998 file photo, exiled al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden looks on in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/File)
Updated: Thursday, 26 Apr 2012, 4:12 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 26 Apr 2012, 4:12 PM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government says Osama bin Laden's three widows and his children have been deported to Saudi Arabia.
A statement said the family left early Friday to the "country of their choice, Saudi Arabia."
The family was detained by Pakistani authorities immediately after the pre-dawn American raid on May 2, 2011, that killed the al-Qaida leader.
The U.S. commandos took bin Laden's body, which they later buried at sea, but left his family behind.