News media around the world are praising the Navy Seals of US Special Operations Forces (SOF) for eliminating terror chief Osama Bin Laden in a mansion close to Islamabad, the capital of Pakistani.
A small team of SOF carried out a surgical raid of less than 40 minutes by surprise to minimize collateral damage.
Some more interesting features of this operation are:
- The operation was not informed to Pakistan in advance to avoid the risk of failure.
- It was a midnight/late night operation on May 01, 2011.
- Four helicopters with SOF came from Afghanistan.
- Bin Laden was hiding in a 1 million USD mansion that had 12 to 18 feet walls with barbed wire around the mansion (but the mansion had no telephone or internet connection).
- The hide out mansion is located very closer to Pakistan Military Academy.
View a video clip from Fox News Video: U.S. Navy SEALs Raided Bin Laden Compound.
Read more from
- The White House Blog: Osama Bin Laden Dead.
- The White House: Press Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Killing of Osama bin Laden.
- Mail Online: Bin Laden is Dead
Update: May 06, 2011
Read more from CIA: The Final Chapter in the Hunt for Bin Ladin
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