We are now learning more about the covert operation carried out by the Navy SEALS who took down Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, widely considered an important victory in the war on terror. The whistleblowing website Cryptome.org posted satellite images Tuesday that appear to reveal the Navy SEAL training ground for the raid on Bin Laden.
The book "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden," written by a retired Navy SEAL who was part of the raid, provides information on the SEALs' training experience. Using details in the book, Cryptome.org appears to have figured out the location of a secret CIA training facility. Tuesday, the website published Bing maps that reportedly show the area in North Carolina near Harvey Point Defense Testing Facility. The images appear to show a replica of bin Laden's compound in Abbottobad, Pakistan. Google maps, however, show the same training site as just a clearing in a field.
There has not been a lot of reaction online about the release of the training ground. While people seem to be sharing the news of the release, few people have voiced an opinion on the unveiling of the satellite images and the secret site.
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