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“Of course,” adds Pritchard, “the theory doesn’t fit the time line that the bin Laden house was found months earlier, but you know what happens when you get poker players talking.”
Satellite photos were taken of each location associated with an online poker player connecting from Pakistan. Osama bin Laden’s mansion compound was quickly discovered within three days. On April 22, the Navy SEAL ‘Team Six’, the top military counter-terrorism unit of the American Special Forces, began training for the assault.
On May 1, the twenty-four members of SEAL ‘Team Six’ repelled from Chinook helicopters onto bin Laden’s $1 million dollar Abbottabad Mansion.
Bin Laden refused to surrender and was shot in the head by a high powered 50-caliber sniper rifle, firing armor-piercing exploding bullets. Within 40 minutes, bin Laden, his adult son, a woman used as a human shield and three henchmen were dead.
Osama bin Laden’s corpse was placed aboard the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier, hosed down, wrapped in US Navy issue bed sheets and chucked overboard into the shark-infested waters of the North Arabian Sea.