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Bin Laden raid also yielded info about al Qaeda: Join the Live Chat
President Obama and his administrative and national security officials receive updates about the attack on Osama bin Laden. (Photo credit: Pete Souza/White House)
May 2nd, 2011
09:38 PM ET

Bin Laden raid also yielded info about al Qaeda: Join the Live Chat

In addition to resulting in the death of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. raid conducted by Navy SEALs also collected computer equipment and sensitive details that could be used to thwart al Qaeda, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Also tonight on AC360°, new details about the special forces operation ordered by the White House and how the administration confirmed that bin Laden had, in fact, been killed.

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soundoff (212 Responses)
  1. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! May God be with all of us!

    May 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. charlie

    I particularly admire the fact preparation took months.
    I very much doubt that G W would have had that patience.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Janis

    I suppose we'll never get to meet all the Seals and intelligence operatives that worked on this mission. Great job, whoever you are out there. Impeccable work. As long as the President knows who you are, that's good enough for me.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Have a great night everyone!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Lori

    Good night Anderson. Take care of yourself. Good night everyone. Sweet dreams. See you tomorrow.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Paula, Colorado

    I think Al Qaeda would consider it more a provocation to see visual images of Osama bin Laden's death.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Nina

    Good Night everyone. Have a wonderful evening!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  8. lisal -canada

    this is the news a lot of people have been waiting for – it seemed like such an elusive thing for so long

    May 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Nalini

    @ Pam, San Diego. I do not know if you will ever know those minor details of the burial.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, Lilly, Merl, Marybeth others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Rohan (Mumbai)

    Wrong to question Bush's commitment/contribution to the bin Laden search! Dont care whether you are blue or red.
    W put the infrastructure in place and Barry upped the ante to get OBL. In the end, Justice served. Thats all that matters.
    Remember American flag has blue AND red ... not blue OR red!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  12. Mary Scott

    What happened to the people in the compound who survived?

    May 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    The President did make the right call!

    May 2, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
    • Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

      I agree, Gloria.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Chris

    They said that at first. Then they said he never fired a shot. Not sure what is true, but just more contradictions.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
    • MaryBeth

      They're probably still going through the debriefing stage. Each SEAL has his own perspective. They probably have to piece everything together.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Nalini

    George Bush must be thrilled to bits.
    Well Fareed is the expert so if he says this is a severe blow to Al-Qaeda, that their icon is gone and the ideaology is crippled now, well that's great then and certainly a positive.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
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