Photo Gallery: Bin Laden's Luxury Compound 05/02/2011
 US officials said intelligence services got the decisive lead on bin Laden's...
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US officials said intelligence services got the decisive lead on bin Laden's whereabouts by monitoring one of his suspected couriers. The man had been under surveillance for some time. In August 2010, US agents tracked him to the compound in Abbottabad. It rapidly became clear to them that it must be an important building because it was so large and so well protected.