Reuters is reporting that these photos were sold to them by a Pakistani security official in the hours after the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The compound is about 38 miles north of Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital.
This photograph obtained by Reuters appears to be the outside of bin Laden’s compound, taken around 5:30 a.m. Monday (Pakistani time). Credit: Reuters
Tail of a U.S. helicopter that carried Navy SEALs to bin Laden’s compound on Sunday. Credit: Reuters
Unidentified man in bin Laden compound. Credit: Reuters
Unidentified man killed during raid on bin Laden’s compound. Credit: Reuters
Photograph of an unidentified man at bin Laden’s compound taken by a Pakistani official in the hour after the raid. Credit: Reuters
Inside the Osama bin Laden compound after the firefight. Credit: ABC News
Inside bin Laden’s compound; possibly the bedroom where he was killed. Credit: Reuters
Reuters says it is confident the photographs are authentic because the earliest time stamp on the photographs is right after 2:30 a.m., about an hour after the raid on the compound ended. Reuters reporter AdreesLatif writes, “Reuters is confident of the authenticity of the purchased images because details in the photos appear to show a wrecked helicopter from the assault, matching details from photos taken independently on Monday.”
There are reportedly other images showing three men in pools of blood, but none of the men appear to be bin Laden himself. Read more at Reuters by clicking below: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/photos-show-three-dead-men-bin-laden-raid-194758961.html
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