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Pakistan Arrests Five CIA Informants

In the U.S., they’d get a medal. Pakistan’s top spy agency has arrested five informants who fed information to the American CIA and helped bring down Osama bin Laden. The five detainees, including one man who wrote down license plate numbers of cars entering bin Laden’s compound, were key in helping U.S. intelligence gather enough information to storm the late al Qaeda chief’s home. The arrests are further evidence of the weak ties between the two countries; the U.S. would rather see Pakistan detain al Qaeda operatives as opposed to those who help bring them down.

June 14, 2011 10:52 PM