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Bringing Down Bin Laden

NAMESAKE INFOGRAPHIC NAMESAKE.COM OSAMA BIN LADEN'S COMPOUND ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN BRINGING DOWN BIN LADEN The assault kills three men-two were Osama's couriers and one suspected to be his son. A woman being used as a human shield is also killed. Osama Bin Laden is shot 2x in the head, allegedly after refusing to surrender and resisting. Us troops carry out Osama's body to a helicopter. Õperation lasts about 40 minutes. There are no US casualties. Loss of a helicopter due to mechanical failure. TWEETS IN THE NIGHT @ReallyVirtual (Eastern Time) After the gunfire, U.S. forces swept the fortified compound in Pakistan and left with a trove of hard drives, DVDS and other documents that officials said the CIA was already poring over. The hope: clues leading to his presumed successor, al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri. Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). 3:08pm EST PRE-OPERATION TIMELINE Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant AUGUST 201o swatter :-/ President briefed on possible lead on Bin Laden's location. 3:15pm EST Residence of courier with close ties to Bin Laden is found in Abbottobad, Pakistan. The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a SEPTEMBER 2010 CIA works with President on set of assessments leading to the flash. People saying it could be a drone. 3:22pm EST conclusion that Bin Laden is possibly in the mansion at Abbottobad. And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad... 3:44pm EST MARCH 14-APRIL 28 Obama holds five National Security Council (NSC) meetings for the development of a plan to 'bring Bin Laden to justice! I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind APRIL for some peace and quiet. *sigh* 4:10pm EST Believing the intelligence to be credible enough, President initiates military preparations. Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today 8:20 AM ON 4/29/11 Obama gives final order to pursue 6:39pm EST the operation before flying to Alabama. Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it. U.S. NAVY SEALS 11:41pm EST MAY 1ST Pakistan India OPERATION (Eastern Time) -4:00 PM 3:30 AM 2:00 PM Obama has final meeting with advisors and signs 'kill order. 2:30 PM US Navy Seals depart Ghazi Airbase for Islamabad to launch operation Sunday morning. 3:15 PM With President Obama and team watching live, via Predator drone feed, Navy SEALS raid and sweep the compound. 3:50 PM 10:30 PM 3:10-3:15 PM Choppers circle Abbottobad several times before engaging. President Obama receives news of tentative ID confirmation. Proceed to DNA match (99%) against Bin Laden family members. Obama announces Osama Bin Laden's death to the world. 1:10 AM Burial preparations begin. Downed helicopter destroyed by US forces in "window-shattering explosion". Osama buried at in North Arabian Sea from the USS Carl-Vinson. NAMESAKE INFOGRAPHIC NAMESAKE.COM OSAMA BIN LADEN'S COMPOUND ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN BRINGING DOWN BIN LADEN The assault kills three men-two were Osama's couriers and one suspected to be his son. A woman being used as a human shield is also killed. Osama Bin Laden is shot 2x in the head, allegedly after refusing to surrender and resisting. Us troops carry out Osama's body to a helicopter. Õperation lasts about 40 minutes. There are no US casualties. Loss of a helicopter due to mechanical failure. TWEETS IN THE NIGHT @ReallyVirtual (Eastern Time) After the gunfire, U.S. forces swept the fortified compound in Pakistan and left with a trove of hard drives, DVDS and other documents that officials said the CIA was already poring over. The hope: clues leading to his presumed successor, al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri. Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). 3:08pm EST PRE-OPERATION TIMELINE Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant AUGUST 201o swatter :-/ President briefed on possible lead on Bin Laden's location. 3:15pm EST Residence of courier with close ties to Bin Laden is found in Abbottobad, Pakistan. The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a SEPTEMBER 2010 CIA works with President on set of assessments leading to the flash. People saying it could be a drone. 3:22pm EST conclusion that Bin Laden is possibly in the mansion at Abbottobad. And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad... 3:44pm EST MARCH 14-APRIL 28 Obama holds five National Security Council (NSC) meetings for the development of a plan to 'bring Bin Laden to justice! I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh* | 新 APRIL 4:10pm EST Believing the intelligence to be credible enough, President initiates military preparations. Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today 8:20 AM ON 4/29/11 Obama gives final order to pursue 6:39pm EST the operation before flying to Alabama. Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it. U.S. NAVY SEALS 11:41pm EST MAY 1ST Pakistan India OPERATION (Eastern Time) -4:00 PM 3:30 AM 2:00 PM Obama has final meeting with advisors and signs 'kill order. 2:30 PM US Navy Seals depart Ghazi Airbase for Islamabad to launch operation Sunday morning. 3:15 PM With President Obama and team watching live, via Predator drone feed, Navy SEALS raid and sweep the compound. 3:50 PM 10:30 PM 3:10-3:15 PM Choppers circle Abbottobad several times before engaging. President Obama receives news of tentative ID confirmation. Proceed to DNA match (99%) against Bin Laden family members. Obama announces Osama Bin Laden's death to the world. 1:10 AM Burial preparations begin. Downed helicopter destroyed by US forces in "window-shattering explosion". Osama buried at in North Arabian Sea from the USS Carl-Vinson. NAMESAKE INFOGRAPHIC NAMESAKE.COM OSAMA BIN LADEN'S COMPOUND ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN BRINGING DOWN BIN LADEN The assault kills three men-two were Osama's couriers and one suspected to be his son. A woman being used as a human shield is also killed. Osama Bin Laden is shot 2x in the head, allegedly after refusing to surrender and resisting. Us troops carry out Osama's body to a helicopter. Õperation lasts about 40 minutes. There are no US casualties. Loss of a helicopter due to mechanical failure. TWEETS IN THE NIGHT @ReallyVirtual (Eastern Time) After the gunfire, U.S. forces swept the fortified compound in Pakistan and left with a trove of hard drives, DVDS and other documents that officials said the CIA was already poring over. The hope: clues leading to his presumed successor, al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri. Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). 3:08pm EST PRE-OPERATION TIMELINE Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant AUGUST 201o swatter :-/ President briefed on possible lead on Bin Laden's location. 3:15pm EST Residence of courier with close ties to Bin Laden is found in Abbottobad, Pakistan. The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a SEPTEMBER 2010 CIA works with President on set of assessments leading to the flash. People saying it could be a drone. 3:22pm EST conclusion that Bin Laden is possibly in the mansion at Abbottobad. And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad... 3:44pm EST MARCH 14-APRIL 28 Obama holds five National Security Council (NSC) meetings for the development of a plan to 'bring Bin Laden to justice! I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh* | 新 APRIL 4:10pm EST Believing the intelligence to be credible enough, President initiates military preparations. Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today 8:20 AM ON 4/29/11 Obama gives final order to pursue 6:39pm EST the operation before flying to Alabama. Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it. U.S. NAVY SEALS 11:41pm EST MAY 1ST Pakistan India OPERATION (Eastern Time) -4:00 PM 3:30 AM 2:00 PM Obama has final meeting with advisors and signs 'kill order. 2:30 PM US Navy Seals depart Ghazi Airbase for Islamabad to launch operation Sunday morning. 3:15 PM With President Obama and team watching live, via Predator drone feed, Navy SEALS raid and sweep the compound. 3:50 PM 10:30 PM 3:10-3:15 PM Choppers circle Abbottobad several times before engaging. President Obama receives news of tentative ID confirmation. Proceed to DNA match (99%) against Bin Laden family members. Obama announces Osama Bin Laden's death to the world. 1:10 AM Burial preparations begin. Downed helicopter destroyed by US forces in "window-shattering explosion". Osama buried at in North Arabian Sea from the USS Carl-Vinson. NAMESAKE INFOGRAPHIC NAMESAKE.COM OSAMA BIN LADEN'S COMPOUND ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN BRINGING DOWN BIN LADEN The assault kills three men-two were Osama's couriers and one suspected to be his son. A woman being used as a human shield is also killed. Osama Bin Laden is shot 2x in the head, allegedly after refusing to surrender and resisting. Us troops carry out Osama's body to a helicopter. Õperation lasts about 40 minutes. There are no US casualties. Loss of a helicopter due to mechanical failure. TWEETS IN THE NIGHT @ReallyVirtual (Eastern Time) After the gunfire, U.S. forces swept the fortified compound in Pakistan and left with a trove of hard drives, DVDS and other documents that officials said the CIA was already poring over. The hope: clues leading to his presumed successor, al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri. Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). 3:08pm EST PRE-OPERATION TIMELINE Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant AUGUST 201o swatter :-/ President briefed on possible lead on Bin Laden's location. 3:15pm EST Residence of courier with close ties to Bin Laden is found in Abbottobad, Pakistan. The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a SEPTEMBER 2010 CIA works with President on set of assessments leading to the flash. People saying it could be a drone. 3:22pm EST conclusion that Bin Laden is possibly in the mansion at Abbottobad. And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad... 3:44pm EST MARCH 14-APRIL 28 Obama holds five National Security Council (NSC) meetings for the development of a plan to 'bring Bin Laden to justice! I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh* | 新 APRIL 4:10pm EST Believing the intelligence to be credible enough, President initiates military preparations. Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today 8:20 AM ON 4/29/11 Obama gives final order to pursue 6:39pm EST the operation before flying to Alabama. Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it. U.S. NAVY SEALS 11:41pm EST MAY 1ST Pakistan India OPERATION (Eastern Time) -4:00 PM 3:30 AM 2:00 PM Obama has final meeting with advisors and signs 'kill order. 2:30 PM US Navy Seals depart Ghazi Airbase for Islamabad to launch operation Sunday morning. 3:15 PM With President Obama and team watching live, via Predator drone feed, Navy SEALS raid and sweep the compound. 3:50 PM 10:30 PM 3:10-3:15 PM Choppers circle Abbottobad several times before engaging. President Obama receives news of tentative ID confirmation. Proceed to DNA match (99%) against Bin Laden family members. Obama announces Osama Bin Laden's death to the world. 1:10 AM Burial preparations begin. Downed helicopter destroyed by US forces in "window-shattering explosion". Osama buried at in North Arabian Sea from the USS Carl-Vinson. NAMESAKE INFOGRAPHIC NAMESAKE.COM OSAMA BIN LADEN'S COMPOUND ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN BRINGING DOWN BIN LADEN The assault kills three men-two were Osama's couriers and one suspected to be his son. A woman being used as a human shield is also killed. Osama Bin Laden is shot 2x in the head, allegedly after refusing to surrender and resisting. Us troops carry out Osama's body to a helicopter. Õperation lasts about 40 minutes. There are no US casualties. Loss of a helicopter due to mechanical failure. TWEETS IN THE NIGHT @ReallyVirtual (Eastern Time) After the gunfire, U.S. forces swept the fortified compound in Pakistan and left with a trove of hard drives, DVDS and other documents that officials said the CIA was already poring over. The hope: clues leading to his presumed successor, al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri. Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). 3:08pm EST PRE-OPERATION TIMELINE Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant AUGUST 201o swatter :-/ President briefed on possible lead on Bin Laden's location. 3:15pm EST Residence of courier with close ties to Bin Laden is found in Abbottobad, Pakistan. The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a SEPTEMBER 2010 CIA works with President on set of assessments leading to the flash. People saying it could be a drone. 3:22pm EST conclusion that Bin Laden is possibly in the mansion at Abbottobad. And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad... 3:44pm EST MARCH 14-APRIL 28 Obama holds five National Security Council (NSC) meetings for the development of a plan to 'bring Bin Laden to justice! I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh* | 新 APRIL 4:10pm EST Believing the intelligence to be credible enough, President initiates military preparations. Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today 8:20 AM ON 4/29/11 Obama gives final order to pursue 6:39pm EST the operation before flying to Alabama. Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it. U.S. NAVY SEALS 11:41pm EST MAY 1ST Pakistan India OPERATION (Eastern Time) -4:00 PM 3:30 AM 2:00 PM Obama has final meeting with advisors and signs 'kill order. 2:30 PM US Navy Seals depart Ghazi Airbase for Islamabad to launch operation Sunday morning. 3:15 PM With President Obama and team watching live, via Predator drone feed, Navy SEALS raid and sweep the compound. 3:50 PM 10:30 PM 3:10-3:15 PM Choppers circle Abbottobad several times before engaging. President Obama receives news of tentative ID confirmation. Proceed to DNA match (99%) against Bin Laden family members. Obama announces Osama Bin Laden's death to the world. 1:10 AM Burial preparations begin. Downed helicopter destroyed by US forces in "window-shattering explosion". Osama buried at in North Arabian Sea from the USS Carl-Vinson. NAMESAKE INFOGRAPHIC NAMESAKE.COM OSAMA BIN LADEN'S COMPOUND ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN BRINGING DOWN BIN LADEN The assault kills three men-two were Osama's couriers and one suspected to be his son. A woman being used as a human shield is also killed. Osama Bin Laden is shot 2x in the head, allegedly after refusing to surrender and resisting. Us troops carry out Osama's body to a helicopter. Õperation lasts about 40 minutes. There are no US casualties. Loss of a helicopter due to mechanical failure. TWEETS IN THE NIGHT @ReallyVirtual (Eastern Time) After the gunfire, U.S. forces swept the fortified compound in Pakistan and left with a trove of hard drives, DVDS and other documents that officials said the CIA was already poring over. The hope: clues leading to his presumed successor, al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri. Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event). 3:08pm EST PRE-OPERATION TIMELINE Go away helicopter - before I take out my giant AUGUST 201o swatter :-/ President briefed on possible lead on Bin Laden's location. 3:15pm EST Residence of courier with close ties to Bin Laden is found in Abbottobad, Pakistan. The abbottabad helicopter/UFO was shot down near the Bilal Town area, and there's report of a SEPTEMBER 2010 CIA works with President on set of assessments leading to the flash. People saying it could be a drone. 3:22pm EST conclusion that Bin Laden is possibly in the mansion at Abbottobad. And now, a plane flying over Abbottabad... 3:44pm EST MARCH 14-APRIL 28 Obama holds five National Security Council (NSC) meetings for the development of a plan to 'bring Bin Laden to justice! I guess Abbottabad is going to get as crowded as the Lahore that I left behind for some peace and quiet. *sigh* | 新 APRIL 4:10pm EST Believing the intelligence to be credible enough, President initiates military preparations. Interesting rumors in the otherwise uneventful Abbottabad air today 8:20 AM ON 4/29/11 Obama gives final order to pursue 6:39pm EST the operation before flying to Alabama. Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it. U.S. NAVY SEALS 11:41pm EST MAY 1ST Pakistan India OPERATION (Eastern Time) -4:00 PM 3:30 AM 2:00 PM Obama has final meeting with advisors and signs 'kill order. 2:30 PM US Navy Seals depart Ghazi Airbase for Islamabad to launch operation Sunday morning. 3:15 PM With President Obama and team watching live, via Predator drone feed, Navy SEALS raid and sweep the compound. 3:50 PM 10:30 PM 3:10-3:15 PM Choppers circle Abbottobad several times before engaging. President Obama receives news of tentative ID confirmation. Proceed to DNA match (99%) against Bin Laden family members. Obama announces Osama Bin Laden's death to the world. 1:10 AM Burial preparations begin. Downed helicopter destroyed by US forces in "window-shattering explosion". Osama buried at in North Arabian Sea from the USS Carl-Vinson.

Bringing Down Bin Laden

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This infographic provides details of the capture of Osama Bin Laden. It provides a map to show exactly how special forces found him and it provides an hour by hour breakdown that led up to his capture.

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