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Obama 'watched Bin Laden raid in real-time'

2 May 2011 Last updated at 21:11 BST

US President Obama watched the raid in which Osama Bin Laden was killed in real-time, according to White House Counter-Terrorism advisor John Brennan.

Speaking at a news conference he said that "the minutes passed like days" as senior government officials watched events unfold.

Mr Brennan also told journalists that at one point in the operation a woman was used as a human shield to protect Bin Laden from incoming fire.