Washington, May 20 (ANI): No one will receive the 25 million dollar reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden, say U.S. officials, because the raid that killed the al Qaeda leader in Pakistan on May 2 was the result of electronic intelligence, not human informants.
"We do not expect a reward to be paid," ABC News quoted a senior U.S. official familiar with the bin Laden hunt, as saying.
The U.S., under the Rewards for Justice program, offered the bounty.
In previous manhunts, such as the capture of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein or the killing of his two sons, U.S. intelligence and military commandos had the help of insiders and human sources. In each case, someone received millions of dollars in reward money for their efforts.
Bin Laden's survival for nearly ten years was the result of the limits of American power and intelligence-the ability to recruit sources inside al Qaeda or support networks in Pakistan, and his death was the result in the overwhelming superiority of American electronic, signals, and technological capabilities. (ANI)
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