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Tuesday, May 17, 2011     INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

U.S. intel: Evidence at bin Laden compound points to contacts by ISI

Compiled by Bill Gertz, special from

The government of Pakistan, especially its military and intelligence service, are coming under intense criticism for the role or ignorance of the five-year residence of Osama bin Laden who lived near a military base 35 miles from Pakistan’s capital.


The bin Laden compound, below left, was located several hundred yards from Pakistan's military academy in Abbottabad, top right.     London Telegraph
U.S. intelligence agencies have uncovered evidence that Pakistani intelligence and military officers appear to have been in contact with bin Laden at his hideout.

The information was gleaned from captured computers and flash drives as well as documents obtained during the raid.

U.S. intelligence officials believe the Pakistani military intelligence service ISI, and in particular its Directorate S, is the key source of support for Al Qaida and Taliban terrorists.

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The unit is believed to be staffed by Pakistani military intelligence officers who share the Islamist extremist world view of Al Qaida, a view cultivated during the 1980s under Pakistani Prime Minister Zia ul-Haq.

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