This is from a French newspaper: (The translation is mine, so it could be dodgy) PARIS -- Osama Bin Laden died in Pakistan last month. The leader and founder of the Al Qaeda terrorist netwok has succumbed to typhus. This is from a leaked report by the French intelligence service. Thus reported the regional newspaper L' Est Republicain. The report is dated on 21 September and is supposedly based on information from ' reliable Saudi sources.' A spokesmen for the French Defence ministery, when confronted with the rumour last Saturday said that an investigation would be launched after the leak with the intelligence service. The ministery would not confirm the information in the report. A spokesman with the Pakistani interior ministery said not to have any information about Bin Ladens possible demise. Chirac The French president Jacques Chirac also stated on Saturday that the report in L'Est Republicain is "Not confirmed in any way." He said he was " surprised that the paper printed such an article." The Amerian antiterror services stated that they could not confirm the content of the report. "It is very much possible that this has been spoken about but we cannot say that we can confirm this..." said a highly placed offier. A video is here: http://www.nu.nl/news/832222/23/%27Bin_Laden_overleden%27_%28video%29.html# So far the article. Would be nice if it were true though... Edited to fix my spelling... bloody foreigner!