Bin Laden's Skull Blown Apart by Navy SEALs
Osama bin Laden was shot over the left eye and part of his skull was blown apart.
Osama bin Laden was shot above his left eye and the bullet blew away part of his skull, a U.S. official says. He was also shot in the chest.
The precision kill shot was delivered by a member of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team Six during a pre-dawn raid Monday on bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.
Photos of bin Laden’s injuries were transmitted to Washington as proof that the mission was a success.
The administration is still weighing whether to release photos of bin Laden’s corpse and video of his swift burial at sea. Officials were reluctant to inflame Islamic sentiment by showing graphic images of the body. But they were also eager to address the mythology already building in Pakistan and beyond that bin Laden was somehow still alive.
The only information about what occurred inside the compound has come from American officials, much of it provided under condition of anonymity.
The Obama administration may release pictures today.
The White House wants to appease Muslims by releasing video of his funeral.