Bin Laden brother-in-law shot dead in Madagascar

31 January 2007: Jamal KHALIFA, the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden and precious gem broker by profession, was shot by unknown assailants and killed in Madagascar, according to his family. According to published reports, a group of about 20-30 armed men broke into the room where he slept just before dawn at a precious stone mine owned and executed him in bed. The group also reportedly stole all of KHALIFA’S personal belongings, according to a source on Al-Arabiya Television. KHALIFA has steadfastly denied being associated with his infamous brother-in-law, Osama bin Laden.