The US operation to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden was the culmination of a decade long manhunt. Months in the planning it took just minutes to complete.
On a moonless night in May 2011, a team of US Navy SEAL’s flew from Afghanistan to Bin Laden's hiding place in Abbottabad, Pakistan. They swooped down on the compound in stealth helicopters, swept through the buildings and shot dead a total of five people including Bin Laden. Less than 40 minutes later they left, taking Bin Laden's body with them.
Much has been written about the raid. It’s been the subject of movies, documentaries and countless hours of media speculation. Subsequent accounts contradicting the official government line only served to deepen the controversy and mystery surround the mission.