“In his televised statement [on May 1, 2011, President] Mr [Barack] Obama said that Bin Laden was killed in a helicopter raid by a small group of Navy Seals who stormed his mansion in an affluent area 80 miles from Islamabad [Pakistan]. They were working on a tip which first surfaced last August after ‘years of painstaking work’ from the CIA and had taken months to run it into the ground. ‘Last week I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorised an operation to get Osama Bin Laden and bring him to justice,’ Mr Obama said. ‘Today at my direction the U.S. launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. After a firefight they killed Osama Bin Laden and took custody of his body.’ ”

 – “Incredible Pictures Show President and Inner Circle Watching live TV Feed as Special Forces Shoot Dead the World’s Most Wanted Man,” Daily Mail, May 3, 2011