Osama bin Laden died within days of contracting typhoid fever in Pakistan last month, according to unnamed Saudi police sources quoted today in the French daily L’Est Republicain.

“According to a commonly reliable source, the Saudi police believe that Osama Bin Laden has died,” said a Sept. 21 confidential note transmitted by the Directorate-General of External Services.

According to the note to be published by the L’Est Republicain, the Saudi police “would try to obtain more details, in particular the location of the burial site, and then announce the news officially.” The DGSE specified in the note that no “jihadist Internet site has for the moment been made aware of the death of Osama bin Laden.”

According to the note, “the head of al-Qaida may have fallen victim to a strong case of typhoid fever while in Pakistan, on August 23, 2006,” and may have died within a matter of days.

Developing …

Special offers:

THE PROBLEM WITH ISLAM … And what Americans need to do about it

Get bible of bin Laden info – Yossef Bodansky’s ‘The Man Who Declared War on America’ on sale!

Related stories:

Osama alive, well, armed with nukes

Real bad news in Afghanistan

Where bin Laden is and why he’s still alive

Al-Qaida leader warns of attacks

Nuke terrorists’ favorite dates

Chertoff warns of nuclear terrorism

Nunn sees nuke terror threat

White House ‘concerned’ about al-Qaida drug link

How Osama bought bomb

Bin Laden did it, say terror experts

Al-Qaida’s U.S. nuclear targets

Who shorted British pound?

Russian WMDs hidden in U.S.?

Tancredo to request al-Qaida nuke briefing

Al-Qaida nukes already in U.S.

Al-Jazeera to look at open U.S. border

Mexico’s blind eye to al-Qaida activity

Non-Mex illegal crossing surge

Mexican army escorts border drug-runners

Islam on march south of border

FBI chief warns of aliens from al-Qaida-tied nations

FBI chief warns of aliens from al-Qaida-tied nations

Al-Qaida runs own travel agency

Financial squeeze pushed al-Qaida south of the border

Al-Qaida south of the border?

Terrorist base south of the border

Terrorists active in U.S. ‘backyard’

A Mexico cover-up of U.S. terrorist threats?

Defector: Chavez gave $1 million to al-Qaida

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.