Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader, has been killed by U.S. troops in the beginning of May.
A U.S. strike of about 15 special forces operatives, dropped by helicopter to bin Laden's hide out near the Pakistani capital Islamabad under the cover of night, shot the al Qaeda leader to death on May 1st.
Following is the process of this operation:
1. The U.S. Strike team was based in Afghanistan and carried by helicopter to bin Laden's hide-out in Pakistan.
2. Aircraft- three or four, according to different reports- attacked the compound and dropped a team composed of U.S. Navy SEALs and forensic specialists.
3. A MH-60 Black Hawk chopper reportedly lost lift power while hovering over the compound and was forced to make a hard landing.
4. Commandos cleared the building where one family lived, while another team entered the first floor of bin Laden's house, where another family lived.
5. On the ground floor two al Qaeda couriers and a woman were killed. The commandos then found bin Laden and his family on the second and third floor.
6. Bin Laden's body was taken to Afghanistan and later buried at sea.
The Process of Osama bin Laden "Abbottabad kill operation"
Part of a damaged helicopter is seen lying near the compound after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, May 2, 2011.
The compound, within which al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed, is seen in flames after it was attacked in Abbottabad in this still image taken from video footage from a mobile phone, May 2, 2011.
A drawing shows the compound that Osama bin Laden was killed in, in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The unidentified body of a man is seen after a raid by U.S. Navy SEAL commandos on the compound where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad May 2, 2011. Bin Laden was killed in the U.S. special forces assault on the Pakistani compound, then quickly buried at sea, in a dramatic end to the long manhunt for the al Qaeda leader who had been the guiding star of global terrorism. Picture taken May 2, 2011.
A frame grab obtained from ABC News shows the interior bedroom in the mansion where Osama Bin Laden was killed.
Wreckage is seen in the compound after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, May 2, 2011.
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