Navy SEAL’s book on Bin Laden raid differs from official US account

Osama bin Laden via AFP

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A book by a member of the US commando team that killed Osama bin Laden at his Pakistani hideout contradicts some details of the operation as presented by President Barack Obama’s administration, media reported Wednesday.

“No Easy Day”, which is due to be released on September 4, offers a first-hand description of the May 2011 raid and says Bin Laden was already shot in the head by the time the US Navy SEAL team entered his bedroom, according to the Huffington Post.

Previous accounts by the Obama administration said Bin Laden had appeared in a doorway and ducked back into his bedroom, with commandos suspecting he might be retrieving a weapon.

But the author, writing under the pseudonym “Mark Owen,” said Bin Laden was shot in the head by the SEAL team when he peered out of a doorway and was found bleeding from his wound when commandos made their way to his room, according to excerpts cited in media reports and confirmed to AFP by defense officials..

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