Washington: The CIA has established a task force to study the material recovered from the mansion in Abbottabad in Pakistan where al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was hiding and killed in a US operation.
"Quite a bit of materials that were found at the sight
and collected, Those materials are currently being exploited
"A task force is being set up at CIA to conduct that
task, given the volume of materials collected at the raid
site," a senior intelligence official said yesterday.
The Deputy National Security Advisor for Counter
terrorism and Homeland Security, John Brennan, told reporters
at a crowded White House that US special forces people, who
were on the compound, took advantage of their time there to
make sure that they were able to acquire whatever material
they thought was appropriate and needed.
"We are in the process right now of looking at
whatever might have been picked up. But I`m not going to go
into details about what might have been acquired," he said.
"We feel as though this is a very important time to
continue to prosecute this effort against al-Qaida, take
advantage of the success of yesterday and to continue to work
to break the back of al-Qaida," Brennan said.
"We are trying to determine exactly the worth of
whatever information we might have been able to pick up. And
it`s not necessarily quantity; frequently it`s quality," he
said in response to a question.
According to a senior intelligence official, it is a
robust collection of materials that they need to sift through.
"We hope to find valuable intelligence that will lead
us to other players in al-Qaida," he said.