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Obama burned CIA asset who pinpointed bin Laden's location in Pakistan

Sep 11, 2019 - The Washington Times

Reports that the CIA in 2016 decided to extract a Kremlin agent out of Russia came after the Obama administration lost another key spy years earlier and badly misjudged the loyalties of an al Qaeda informant.

In 2011, after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Pakistan authorities quickly hunted down and jailed a Pakistani physician, Shakeel Afridi. At great risk, he had helped the CIA pin point the al Qaeda leader's exact whereabouts in a compound in Abbottabad.

The CIA failed to ...