Everyone knows about Osama Bin Laden, the founder and head of Islamist Militant Group Al-Qaeda. On 2nd May 2011, Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by United States Navy SEALs of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group.
Osama Bin Laden’s Death | A Well Planned Helicopter Raid By US
The operation was named as Operation Neptune Spear was handled by Central Intelligence Agency. It has been said that US military officials buried him at sea within 24 hours of his death as per the Islamic tradition.
Exactly here the question arises that why US govt did not reveal any physical evidence, photographs or videos to the public?
There are many unfold facts about Bin Laden’s death, his investigation, conspiracies and many more. Following are some few things related to the most wanted Terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
LOCATING OSAMA BIN LADEN
It was really appreciable how US military officials has located him. The raid was finally finished at Abbottabad with his death. Locating Bin Laden was started in 2002 and lot of investigation happened by different countries. Pakistani officials also revealed some hints to US militants.
In August 2010, a former Pakistani Intelligence officer contacted and approached US embassy Station chief in Islamabad and offered them to leak the Bin Laden’s location in return to USD 25 million. The Pakistani official informed US official that Bin Laden had been located in 2006 by Pakistani ISI. He was held under house arrest near Intelligence centres. Then polygraph tests were being passed and US began satellite surveillance of Bin Laden’s Abbottabad residence.
In September 2010, they followed a courier to the Abbottabad Urban Compound and US started deep investigation. Courier was a man known as Al-Kuwaiti through which Bin Laden was believed to communicate with his Al-Qaeda soldiers and commanders. When US had tracked him via satellite phone in 1998, he stopped using phone and then he used to communicate with this Courier. (Unfortunately, US Intelligence has caught him through courier even)
In 2010, a wiretap was conducted by US Intelligence officials and they picked up a conversation with Al-Kuwaiti. CIA operatives located Al-Kuwaiti in August 2010 and followed him to the Abbottabad compound. This was when US military officials confirmed the Bin Laden’s Voice.
- INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AT BIN LADEN’s COMPOUND
There are many other authorities and agencies that helped in gathering at compound. CIA rented a house in Abbottabad and continuously tracked theta compound over months. The NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) has created schedules and estimate everything like height of the compound, traffic around, gender of the residents etc.
- PLANNING AND KILLING OF BIN LADEN
Many options were studied thoroughly on how to kill Bin Laden as it was totally kill operation. Many agencies were involved, meetings done with President Obama. After concluding all, Obama approved helicopter raid. 79 commandos and a dog named Cairo was involved in the raid.
Following are the weapons and technology used:
On 2nd May 2011, President Obama along with US national security team gathered in White House Situation room. They were there to monitor all the progress going on in Abbottabad. The killing of Bin Laden took only 40 minutes. The SEAL encountered the residents in the compound’s guest house. On the first floor, two men lived and Bin Laden was lived along with his family on the second and third floors. In this raid, Osama Bin Laden was killed with three other men and a woman. It has been said that only one man named Al-Kuwati Abu Ahmed was armed.
Bin Laden was on third floor when he was encountered by US military officials. Robert O’Neill shot Bin Laden and he told that Bin Laden was standing behind a Woman with his hands on her shoulder. He was trying to push her forward. He then immediately shot Bin Laden twice on his forehead. Officials shot her wife Amal Ahmed Abdul Fatah on her feet and take her aside. It was reported by Amal that two weapons were put aside nearby Bin Laden but he was shot before he reached there. The SEAL did not even notice the weapons during the raid. They came into notice when they were photographing the body.
Bin Laden’s body was taken over by US officers while the bodies of the other were left behind and taken over by Pakistani custody later.
AFTER THIS RAID, US PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
“Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American People and to the World that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda, and a terrorist who was responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children….
You can read his full statement from below link:
This is all what everyone should know about this great victory by US.
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