A Closer Look at Osama bin Laden's Secret Hideaway

Monday, May 02, 2011

Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan (Courtesy of Department of Defense)

Osama bin Laden was hiding out in a secret compound in a residential neighborhood in a medium-sized city 35 miles north of Islamabad when two dozen Navy SEALs infiltrated the hideaway and shot him dead.


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Bin Laden had been living on the second or third floor of the Abbottabad complex, which was nearly eight times the size of nearly structures and was believed to be custom-built for the terror mastermind in 2005. The heavily fortified structure was ringed by 18-foot walls with barbed wire and had two security gates. There was security but no patrols, telephone or Internet lines.


Courtesy of Department of Defense.


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Comments [3]

Ribb Mann

You are spouting drivel.

Thought you'd like to know.

May. 04 2011 04:56 PM
Richard Lefew from Burbank

I really have to question the veracity of this entire story. I believe they pulled his body off of ice simply to get the Birth Certificate off the Monday morning front page.

May. 04 2011 02:56 AM
J. Reymundo from Mahwah

I love NPR and its all I listen to on my hour commute to work every morning and my hour commute back home. Today I decided to change it up a bit and see your page online and was extremely disappointed to see an article about Donald Trump along side an article about President Obama. Did Mr. Trump decide to run for president? If not, why are we so obsessed with him? Why not post a similar article about someone who IS actually running for president in 2012.

May. 03 2011 05:08 PM

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