Details On U.S. Raid That Killed Osama Bin Laden
The team returned to Afghanistan with bin Laden’s body, U.S. officials said. NBC News reported that bin Laden was later buried at sea.
Islamic tradition calls for a body to be buried within 24 hours, but finding a country willing to accept the remains of the world’s most wanted terrorist would have been difficult, a senior administration official said.
The U.S. was conducting DNA testing and used facial recognition techniques to help formally identify him, Reuters reported. Results of the DNA tests were expected to be available in the next few days.
Other U.S. officials said one of bin Laden’s sons and two of his most trusted couriers also were killed, as was an unidentified woman who was used as a human shield.
Al Arabiya TV reported that two of bin Laden’s wives and four of his children were also captured during the operation. Click on the picture to see the latest video.