It was revealed this week that Osama Bin Laden had been practically neighbors with an undercover multi-million dollar CIA surveillance team that was set up in Abbottabad last summer and stayed until the Navy Seal team took Bin Laden out. Living amongst the locals unknown and unnoticed, the extensive covert team used telegraphic lens, listening equipment and infra-red technology to check possible escape routes. "The CIA's job was to find and fix," an unidentified US official told The Washington Post. "The intelligence work was as complete as it was going to be, and it was the military's turn to finish the target."
Apparently Bin Laden also had a sweet tooth for American soft drinks, two Pakistani aides of bin Laden, who called themselves Akbar and Rashid Khan and owned the compound where Bin Laden was killed, made regular runs to the store. They bought bulk food orders, and equally favored Pepsi and Coke, bying enough food for 10 people, neighbors and a local shopkeeper said.