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May 2, 2011 6:35 PM

Tip that led to bin Laden may have come from Guantanamo

More than 8,000 miles from the walled compound where U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden, some of the men who helped make it happen are probably sitting today in cells at Guantanamo. While it's not publicly known which detainees gave CIA or Guantanamo interrogators the nom de guerre of one of the few al Qaida couriers trusted by bin Laden, a senior U.S. official confirmed that crucial piece of intelligence was gathered from "detainees in the post-9/11 period."

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