The United States' Central Intelligence Agency tipped off Turkish authorities to Gheith's whereabouts, Afghanistan's Khaama Press reported Saturday.
The CIA told the Turkish National Intelligence Organization Gheith, a former al-Qaida leader, entered Turkey on a false passport, Turkey's Daily Milliyet reported.
Gheith allegedly fled Afghanistan to a camp in Iran following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the United States, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
U.S. Navy SEALs killed bin Laden during a raid at his compound in Pakistan in May 2011.
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