Closed captioning of: Inside bin Laden’s secret compound
are learning more this morning about what life was like for people inside
is in abbottabad,
for us. good morning.
good morning. there are reports that the
arrested the alleged builder of the compound. the area has been sealed off and media are barred from going near the compound. we went down yesterday and today we have rare footage to show you. the compound from the inside on video obtained by cnn. a rare glimpse into the daily life of residents.
osama bin laden
lived here for six years with his
-- nine women and 23 children. locals described this as a luxurious mansion but in the video it's clear that it is not luxurious by western standards. the destruction from the raid and the aftermath of the u.s. operation in evidence. this was a side building within the compound. the
for many. there was no phone or
. a compound of an area still under development, surrounded by empty plots and half-built houses. there is no indication that behind these high walls was one of the world's most notorious fugitives living in a
's active and retired
this is all
some jers on the streets in vehicles and at checkpoints. then there is the elite
, some call it
's west point. a stone's throw from the compound where
osama bin laden
was living. the house stands out here not just because it is the biggest but because of 12-foot walls and barbed wire at the top. today, more details are emerging. this was home to two buffalos, a cow and 150 hens. a shopkeeper said two brothers would do the grocery shopping. they bought sigs, milk and biscuits and had a taste for pepsi. they bought huge cartons of milk, more than the average family. there are conflicting reports about the cars they drove. some say they went to the supermarket in large suvs. others say it was a jeep and a van. this woman said she would go to the home to give the children polio drops but wasn't allowed in. the children were brought to the door. a couple who lived opposite say the women next door never came to visit, nor were they invited, as is the norm in this neighborhood. this was a family with something to hide. since yesterday, meredith, i have learned that the kids whose balls would end up in the compound while they were playing in the area realized they were onto a good thing. so when the balls would end up there, someone would give them cash and send them on their way. the kids realized they were onto a really good thing so they would do it deliberately. child's play at the home of the most wanted man.
i understand there were 23 women and nine women in the compound. what happened to them?
we know u.s. officials said there are 23 children and nine women taken into custody and handed over to pakistani authorities.
are saying they took six of the kids aged between 2 and 12. they took them into custody and took them to a
here in abbottabad. then they were at a
thank you very much. it's