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Female CIA agent led Navy Seals to bin Laden’s lair

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 17:42

Washington: Former US Navy SEAL, who has written a controversial book detailing the Abbotabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden, has credited a ‘feisty’ female CIA analyst for leading them to their target, after spending five years hunting him.

Author and retired SEAL Team 6 member Matt Bissonnette, who used the pen name Mark Owen, has revealed about the female CIA agent in his book ‘No Easy Day’ Bissonnette said the young female agent ‘teed up’ operation Neptune Spear and flew to Afghanistan with SEAL Team 6 members in late April.

"I can`t give her enough credit," Bissonnette said. "I mean, she, in my opinion, she kind of teed up this whole thing. And is just, you know, wicked smart, kind of feisty," the New York Daily News quoted Bissonnette, as saying.

According to the report, in the book, Bissonnette has addressed the analyst with ‘Jen’ and not revealed her true identity.

Bissonnette said that while other agents shuttled in and out of the Bin Laden task force, Jen remained committed to hunting the al Qaeda mastermind. After arriving in Afghanistan, the SEALs were told to cool their heels, as President Barack Obama wasn’t sure bin Laden was hiding in the Abbottabad compound, the report said.

Bissonnette said that he and the other SEALs asked the young agent, "What you do think? Think he`s there? "She`s like, ``One hundred percent. One hundred percent he`s there,” he said.


First Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 17:00

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