`Osama was under house arrest in Pak compound`
Washington: Newly-surfaced video of the million dollar house where Osama bin Laden had been living until shot down by US forces indicate that he was “under house arrest" and was virtually "a prisoner”, CBS News National Security Analyst Juan Zarate has said.
"One of the things that surprised me (in viewing the video) is, with bin Laden having been in this compound for about five, maybe six years, it`s a little bit like he was under house arrest. He was really a prisoner, in a sense, in this compound. And so, what we may be looking at is a dimension of the prison that he was in for about five years there in Abbottabad," CBS News quoted Zarate, as saying.
The video is believed to have been secretly shot by a Pakistani security official.
Zarate said that the killing of bin Laden could be the starting point of bringing down al Qaeda leadership, not only in Pakistan, but across the world.
"And so, you`re going to see a push to hit key figures like Anwar al-Awlaki, the anti-American cleric in Yemen (who was targeted by a drone attack this week that missed him but killed two other people), and perhaps others. So, we should expect in the coming days, especially with this treasure trove of documents (found in bin Laden`s lair) to see follow-on actions in the weeks and months to come," he added.
Bin Laden’s death has led some US officials to believe that Al-Awlaki would be turn out to be the greatest threat to the US.
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