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<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL000110" title="White House" href="/topic/politics/government/executive-branch/white-house-PLCUL000110.topic">White House</a> counterterrorism adviser <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000652" title="John Brennan" href="/topic/entertainment/john-brennan-PECLB000652.topic">John Brennan</a> speaks alongside White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (R) during the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House about the killing of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCIG000003751" title="Al-Qaeda" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/terrorism/al-qaeda-ORCIG000003751.topic">al-Qaida</a> leader <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB20372037" title="Osama bin Laden" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/terrorism/osama-bin-laden-PECLB20372037.topic">Osama bin Laden</a> by U.S. forces under the direction of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">President Barack Obama</a>. Brennan refused to rule out official Pakistani backing for Osama bin Laden on Monday and said Islamabad was only told of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader after U.S. forces had left Pakistani airspace. "We are looking right now at how he was able to hold out there for so long and whether or not there was any type of support system within <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000020" title="Pakistan" href="/topic/international/pakistan-PLGEO00000020.topic">Pakistan</a> that allowed him to stay there," Brennan told journalists.

( Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images / May 2, 2011 )

White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan speaks alongside White House Press Secretary Jay Carney (R) during the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House about the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces under the direction of President Barack Obama. Brennan refused to rule out official Pakistani backing for Osama bin Laden on Monday and said Islamabad was only told of the raid that killed the al-Qaida leader after U.S. forces had left Pakistani airspace. "We are looking right now at how he was able to hold out there for so long and whether or not there was any type of support system within Pakistan that allowed him to stay there," Brennan told journalists.

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