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It went on: "US helicopters entered Pakistani airspace making use of blind spots in the radar coverage due to hilly terrain." However, the ministry defended the ISI, saying: "As far as the target compound is concerned, ISI had been sharing information with CIA and other friendly intelligence agencies since 2009." The ISI official gave new details of the raid, saying Bin Laden's young daughter had said she saw her father shot. He told the BBC's Owen Bennett-Jones in Islamabad that the compound in Abbottabad, just 100km (62 miles) from the capital, was raided when under construction in 2003. It was believed an al-Qaeda operative, Abu Faraj al-Libi, was there. But since then, "the compound was not on our radar, it is an embarrassment for the ISI", the official said. "We're good, but we're not God." He added: "This one failure should not make us look totally incompetent. Look at our track record. For the last 10 years, we have captured Taliban and al-Qaeda in their hundreds - more than any other countries put together." The ISI official also gave new or differing accounts of some of the events of Sunday's raid. They included: There were 17-18 people in the compound at the time of the attack. The Americans took away one person still alive, possibly a Bin Laden son. Those who survived the attack included a wife, a daughter and eight to nine other children, not apparently Bin Laden's; all had their hands tied by the Americans. The surviving Yemeni wife said they had moved to the compound a few months ago Bin Laden's daughter, aged 12 or 13, saw her father shot. The official said it was thought the Americans wanted to take away the surviving women and children but had to abandon the plan when one of the helicopters malfunctioned. The helicopter was destroyed by the Special Forces unit. The US has not commented on anyone it captured or had planned to capture, other than saying it had taken Bin Laden's body. The ISI official said the organisation had recovered some documents from the compound. The CIA is already said to be going through a large number of hard drives and storage devices seized in the raid.
Originally posted by WildWorld
Imagine if they took a prisoner and have not said a word about it?edit on 4-5-2011 by WildWorld because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ADVISOR
reply to post by WildWorld
No, the ISI was created with the help of the CIA. They are still corrupt though, due to key individuals being extremist sympathizers.
So in essence, yes they are "like" the agency, but are not.
Originally posted by ashtonkusher
maybe it was OBL and they are holding him to torture/interrogate him on any information he might have on w/e else he had planned, and the story on him being dead was all a lie so america wont look bad after what they have planned for him?
and if its true and he gets away and shows himself to the public and shows that our government is telling lies not just to us but the the world, inb4CollapseOfAmerica