CIA to search bin Laden compound: Newspaper Report

11:19, May 27, 2011      

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The government of Pakistan has agreed to allow a U.S. CIA forensics team to examine the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed early this month, a sign of rising cooperation between the two, The Washington Post reported.

American intelligence personnel will bring with them sophisticated equipment to search for possible al-Qaeda materials that may have been hidden inside the compound walls or buried at the site, the report said.
U.S. sources told the newspaper that the CIA team is expected to arrive at the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, within days.

"The assault team was there for only 40 minutes," a U.S. official said, according to The Washington Post. The aim is to return to the site "to do another, more thorough look."

Pakistan has also agreed to allow the CIA to examine materials that Pakistan's security forces took away from the compound in the days after the raid, the newspaper report said.

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