Osama had support system in Pakistan: US

The American adminstration is investigating how the al Qaeda chief was able to hold on in Pakistan for so long.

Washington: The US Tuesday said it was "inconceivable" that Osama bin Laden had no support system inside Pakistan and the American adminstration is investigating how the al Qaeda chief was able to hold on in the country for so long.

While refusing to speculate on what kind of support
Osama might have had in Pakistan, counter terrorism chief John
Brennan did not rule out the possibility of the terrorist
having official backing.

"It is inconceivable that bin Laden did not have
support system in the country that allowed him to remain there
for extended period of time," Brenann told reporters at a news
conference at the White House.

Bin Laden was killed early Monday morning in Pakistan`s
Abbottabad city, 120 km from the capital Islamabad.

"We are going to pursue all these to find out what
kind of support system and benefactors that bin Laden might
have had," he said.
"We are looking right now at how he was able to hold
up there for so long and whether or not there was any type of
support system within Pakistan that allowed him to stay
there," he said.

Brennan said the fact that bin Laden was found so
close to the capital "raises questions".

PTI