"Kill Osama," Special Forces Team Ordered
The United States mission was to kill Osama not to capture him, Reuters reports this morning. Last night, Osama Bin Laden was reported dead by President Obama in a surprise speech. According to various sources, yesterday the US sent two helicopters into Abbottabad, Pakistan with what a US National Security Official said was ” a kill operation.” A firefight ensued. Osama Bin Laden was killed as well as one of his sons, two aides, and one woman who was used as a shield. Here is video from ABC news showing inside the compound. One of the helicopters had “mechanical failure” (reportedly from “lack of air”). It was then destroyed. The Navy Seals (no Americans were hurt) then left with Osama’s body in the other helicopter. The US then reportedly buried Osama Bin Laden at sea around 2 am. They apparently did this because Muslim traditions require burial within 24 hours. Reports are that Saudi Arabia (Osama’s native country) refused to take the body when requested to do so by the US.
Photo above from ABC via FBI’s Most Wanted List which updated their site with the word deceased under Osama Bin Laden’s photo