News Brief 5/8/2011, Iyar 4, 5771
Panetta: Seized Material Very Important
The documents seized by a the U.S. team that eliminated Osama Bin Laden last week have proven extremely important and enlightening, U.S. officials said over the weekend. Along with documents, CIA officials said that the team seized hard disks, USB thumb drives, and videos, many of which pointed out potential plots Al-Qaeda operatives might undertake.
“The material found in the compound only further confirms how important it was to go after Bin Laden,” said CIA director Leon Panetta in a statement Saturday. “Since 9/11, this is what the American people have expected of us. In this critical operation, we delivered.”