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Documents seized by U.S. Navy Seals during the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, last May are to be published online later this week, a White House counter-terrorism official said Monday. Read more»

A 2005 aerial view of the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed.

New details of the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan have emerged, including that U.S. forces had conducted 10-12 previous raids in search of the al-Qaeda leader. Read more»

The helicopters used in the Navy SEAL raid to take out Osama bin Laden on May 1 were equipped with top-secret stealth modifiers that allowed the choppers to silently sneak up on the luxury Pakistan compound where bin Laden had been living, experts say. (with video) Read more»

A satellite image of Osama bin Laden's compund in Abbottabad, Pakistan, as seen June 15, 2005. U.S. Navy SEALs raided the compound Sunday engaging in a 40-minute raid that ended in the death of the al-Qaeda leader. The White House on Tuesday admitted bin Laden was unarmed when the raid was initiated.

Others armed in luxury hideout provided resistance during 40-minute raid, according to U.S. spokesman. Read more»

Residents of the Pakistan city where Osama bin Laden hid react to the news of his death. Some eyewitnesses heard a series of blasts. Others say it's nothing but U.S. propaganda. Read more»

Aerial photographs and a diagram of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, were released Monday by the Defense Department. ABC News broadcast video taken inside the compound after a raid by U.S. Navy SEALs killed bin Laden. Read more»

The mission: Get Osama bin Laden. Acting on intelligence painstakingly gathered since August, U.S. attack helicopters crossed from Afghanistan into Pakistan on Sunday and inserted a Navy SEALs unit known as "Team Six." Within an hour, the legendary, elite unit had surrounded a high-walled compound and shot the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks. Read more»