Senators to View bin Laden Death Photos

Raid intel providing new leads hourly
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2011 4:40 AM CDT
Photos of bin Laden dead are being made available to selected US senators.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The CIA has invited selected senators to view the photos of Osama bin Laden's death that the White House has decided not to release to the public. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Senate Armed Services committee have been told that they can make an appointment with the intelligence agency to see the photos in a viewing room that has been set up for the lawmakers, reports Reuters. Some senators, including Scott Brown, claimed to have already seen the photos before admitting they were duped by hoaxes.

Analysts are continuing to scour the 2.7 terabytes of data seized in the raid that killed bin Laden, CBS notes. An intelligence official says the huge cache of information—equivalent to 220 million pages of text—is providing new leads on al-Qaeda every hour, including information on other terrorist leaders and on how bin Laden communicated with the rest of al-Qaeda from his hideout.

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