A french paper is reporting that the Saudi government believes that Osama bin Laden has died of typhoid fever, probably in late August.
According to the l’Est Republicain newspaper, the report stems from an intelligence document produced by the French foreign intelligence service.
Of course, this has not been confirmed by French or any other intelligence sources. The French defense ministry is calling for an internal investigation of the document leak.
It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out in the media as the story develops.