US Intelligence Officers Scan Osama Bin Laden's PCs

Computer equipment seized during the operation which left Osama Bin Laden dead is being analysed by US military intelligence experts according to reports.

Operation Geronimo, which resulted in the death of the world's most wanted man, also led to the capture of a number of PCs and storage devices which are now in the hands of White House counter-terrorism advisers according to thinq_

"We are trying to determine exactly the worth of whatever information we might have been able to pick up," said White House insider John Brennan, adding: "This is a very important time to continue to prosecute this effort against al Qaeda."

The operation which left the jihadist leader dead from several gun wounds to the head and chest took part in the early hours of Monday morning and was watched on a live video link from video cameras mounted on the helmets of the Special Forces soldiers who carried out the raid on the fortified Pakistani compound.

A special task force has been set up to trawl through the seized data for evidence of future attacks.