Countdown to Osama’s endMay 2nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Following is the dramatic sequence of events that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
- August 2010 - US President Barack Obama is briefed on a “possible lead” about Osama’s location.
- April 2011 - Obama said he believes that there is enough credible intelligence about Osama’s whereabouts, setting in motion US military operations.
- May 1, 2011 - Obama orders an attack after getting intelligence report that Osama was in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
- US Navy Seals fly to Islamabad to launch operation Sunday night.
- A US helicopter crashes during the raid because of mechanical reasons.
- Navy Seals raid the compound. Launches assault in which three men are killed. A woman being used as a human shield is also killed. There is no US casualty.
- Operation lasts about 40 minutes.
- Osama bin Laden is shot dead.
- US troops carry out Osama’s body to a helicopter.
- Osama’s body buried at sea.
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- Osama resisted assault, was shot in the head - May 02, 2011
- Memo documents Obama's order to get Osama - Apr 27, 2012
- Bin-Laden's 12-year-old daughter saw father being shot - May 04, 2011
- Was Osama not buried but body flown to US for cremation? - Mar 07, 2012
- US prepared for Osama with model having minutest detail - May 17, 2012
- Bin Laden died before US raid: Iranian intelligence minister - May 10, 2011
- Obama congratulates team that killed Osama - May 07, 2011
- Someone in Pakistan knew about bin Laden's hideout: Panetta - Jan 28, 2012
- Al Qaeda had planned major attacks in Pakistan: CIA - Apr 27, 2012
- Probe how US choppers flew undetected: Pakistani daily - May 09, 2011
- A courier finally led to Osama: New York Times - May 02, 2011
- Osama bin Laden timeline - May 02, 2011
- Osama plotted attack on 10th anniversary of 9/11 - Jul 15, 2011
- Osama was wearing shalwar kameez when he was killed: NYT - May 03, 2011
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