US did not share bin Laden intel with Pakistan
WASHINGTON May 2 (Reuters) - The United States did not notify partners about Osama bin Laden's whereabouts before the operation that killed the al Qaeda leader and it appeared Pakistan was not aware of his location, officials said.
"This was a unilateral U.S. operation ... We did not notify any of our counter-terrorism partners in advance," a senior U.S. defense official said on Monday, a day after President Barack Obama announced bin Laden had been killed near Islamabad.
A senior U.S. intelligence official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was no indication that Pakistani officials knew bin Laden was at the compound in Abbottabad.
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