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Wednesday
May042011

Osama Bin Laden Escape Plan: Money Found Stitched in His Clothes

CNN via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Osama bin Laden appeared to be ready to run at any time with money stitched into his clothes on the day he was shot dead by elite Navy SEALs.

Bin Laden's clothing had 500 euros sewn into it, sources told ABC News.  Intelligence officials are also analyzing 10 cell phones, 10 computers and a 100 thumb drives confiscated from the sprawling compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, during the 40-minute raid that resulted in bin Laden's death.

The cell phones and thumb drives were likely used by the two couriers living with bin Laden.  Officials are going through each computer running keyword searches using words like "explosives" or "weddings."  Weddings is a word often used by al Qaeda to signify a bombing.  They are also tracing the phone numbers found.

"There's a lot we have to go through, some encryption, some coding.  It's in another language.  It's in Arabic, so there's a lot to go through before we really find out what we have, but remember small pieces of information can be critically important," said Mike Rodgers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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