CIA team gets permission to see Osama compound

May 27th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, May 27 (IANS) A CIA team has received permission from Islamabad to examine the compound where Osama bin Laden was gunned down by US commandos in Pakistan’s Abbottabad city, CNN reported.

The team of forensic experts will “gather up any additional information that can be found”, an official was quoted as saying.

Al Qaeda leader Osama was shot dead May 2 by heavily-armed US Navy SEALs who stormed his high-walled hideout located a short distance away from the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. The daring raid deep inside Pakistan has strained ties between Washington and Islamabad.

The US commandos had managed to collect a substantial amount of documents and computer hardware during their 40-minute long assault.

CNN said that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wants to go back to Osama’s hideout to see if other material can be found.

The team also wants to take a close look at house to learn more about Osama’s stay there, the official said.

Pakistan acceded to the US request several days ago. The agreement was reached by CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell and the Pakistani government, the media report said.

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