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May 4th, 2011
07:45 PM ET

Bodies, unusual wreckage photographed in bin Laden compound

(CNN) - Pictures taken shortly after the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden show three men lying dead in pools of blood and the wreckage of a U.S. helicopter abandoned during the assault.

One of the dead men bears a family resemblance to bin Laden, but there was no confirmation of his identity. The al Qaeda leader's adult son was among those killed in Monday's attack by U.S. commandos, according to American officials.

The pictures were published Wednesday by Reuters. The news agency says they were taken by a Pakistani security official about an hour after U.S. forces left bin Laden's compound and that it is confident of the authenticity of the purchased images.

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  1. AlexNJ

    Let's get real here. Are you implying that the seal team did not do a good job blowing up that failed helicopter ?
    From the picture, there is very little that any entity can get out of that tail piece. If anyone tries to reverse engineer that part,
    all they will see is mechanism that is just like any helicopter. The most important parts like the avionics and computers that contain software that controls how the helicopter functions was destroyed.

    As far as being detected, are you certain that the Pakistani Air Defense have 21st century radar capability ?

    May 4, 2011 at 11:53 pm |
  2. David

    I doubt osama is dead, need more proof

    May 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  3. judi

    if we could see JFK's head blown open why can't we see UBL's?

    May 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm |