First Photos from White House Investigation into Osama bin Laden’s ‘Murder’ Unveil Tension and Anxiety

The Washington Post has published new photos from the White House for the first time documenting the aftermath of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s “killing operation” in 2011.

The Washington Post said it received recently released photographs taken by official White House photographers of important moments inside the White House during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s home.

She indicated that, through a Freedom of Information Act request to former US President Obama’s presidential library, she received over 900 photographs taken by official White House photographers on May 1, 2011.

And in never-before-seen images, the intensity and drama of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden shows then-President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the White House situation room with obvious tension on their faces as they put pressure on the Secretary of Defense. Bob Gates.

Regarding the assassination of bin Laden, Nabil Naeem Abdel Fattah, a former leader of Islamic Jihad and a former bodyguard of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, said that the latter blew himself up to avoid falling into the hands of American special forces who broke into his house in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

Abdel-Fattah said that bin Laden wore an explosive belt for the last ten years of his life, emphasizing that this man cannot surrender to the Americans.

Abdel-Fattah accused US President Barack Obama of lying when he announced that bin Laden had been shot by US special forces and buried at sea.

In an interview with the Akhbar al-Khalij newspaper, he pointed out that the story of bin Laden’s burial at sea was suspicious, stressing that bin Laden’s body was torn apart, which is what happens with a suicide bomber.

He drew Abdel Fattah, who was not in bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad at the time of bin Laden’s assassination, but he heard from a relative of the al-Qaeda leader details of what happened. He added that American intelligence planned to capture bin Laden alive, but miscalculated because he blew himself up with an explosive belt to prevent American forces from arresting him because he wanted to keep his secrets until his death. .

On the day of the raid on bin Laden’s hideout, John Brennan, US national security and counterterrorism adviser, said that if American soldiers had been sure that there was no explosive device on bin Laden’s body, they would not have killed him.

US raid on the home of an al-Qaeda leader in Abbottabad, which killed 4 people along with bin Laden.

Abdel-Fattah said that Osama bin Laden and the other dead were killed defending themselves during an attack by American soldiers.

He continued: “They fired on a helicopter carrying special forces. When the Americans killed two of his bodyguards and wounded him in the leg, bin Laden detonated his explosive belt.”

Abdel-Fattah expressed his belief that one day one of bin Laden’s wives would reveal the truth about his death.

Source: Washington Post + CNN + UPI

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