Thanks to sophisticated satellite monitoring, US forces knew they’d likely find bin Laden’s family on the second and third floors of one of the buildings on the property, officials said. The SEALs secured the rest of the property first, then proceeded to the room where bin Laden was hiding. A firefight ensued, Brennan said.
Ahmed and his brother were killed, officials said. Then, the SEALs killed bin Laden with a bullet just above his left eye, blowing off part his skull, another official said. Using the call sign for his visual identification, one of the soldiers communicated that “Geronimo” had been killed in action, according to a US official. [bron]
Update: Sky News meldt op basis van niet prijsgegeven bronnen dat op de foto waarover getwijfeld werd of die al dan niet openbaar zou worden gemaakt een grote open hoofdwond te zien zou zijn en stukjes hersenen. [bron]