The CIA will inspect the Pakistani compound where Usama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. raid earlier this month, Fox News has confirmed.
The Washington Post first reported Thursday that the Pakistani government has given the CIA permission to use special equipment to search for materials that may be hidden on the property.
The assumption is that the building "has been cleaned up" but the expectation is that DNA evidence that could identify those who have been in the house, as well as those who built or maintained the house could be recovered, a source told Fox News.
U.S officials told the Post that a CIA team is expected to begin their investigation of the compound within days. The team is hoping to scrub the property for materials that were not confiscated by US Navy SEALs during the May 2 raid, which lasted only 40 minutes.
The officials said CIA Deputy Director Michael J. Morell negotiated access to the compound during a trip to Islamabad last week.
President Obama has described the intelligence gathering that led to the raid as "one of the greatest intelligence successes in American history."
The CIA conducted surveillance of the compound in Abbottabad by using unmanned aircraft, satellites and spies.
Fox News' Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.