Thursday 21 September 2017

Third SEAL breaks silence on death of Osama Bin Laden

All SEALS involved in the raid signed non-disclosure agreements
All SEALS involved in the raid signed non-disclosure agreements

Bonnie Malkin

They are supposed to be sworn to secrecy, but members of the SEAL Team Six that took part in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden have found it hard to keep quiet.

Two members of the team have already spoken out. The first, "Mark Owens", told 60 minutes that he shot Bin Laden after spotting him behind a door frame.

 

The second told Esquire magazine that he was, in fact, the killer and that he started at the head of Al Qaeda face to face before shooting him in the forehead when he started to reach for a gun.

 

Now a third member has broken his silence, telling CNN journalist Peter Bergen that the other accounts of the fateful day were wrong.

 

"The SEAL team member I spoke to said [the Esquire account is] completely false, Bin Laden couldn't have reached for a gun because his guns where somewhere else, which was only found later," Bergen said.

 

The real story was "much less heroic", he said.

 

Bergen said his source told him Bin Laden was "finished off on the floor, a lucky shot, as opposed to a man to man."

All SEALS involved in the raid signed non-disclosure agreements

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