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US Navy SEAL commando Robert O’Neill claimed to have shot Osama bin Laden

Nov 7, 2014 15:15 IST

US Navy SEAL commando who shot Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in Abbottobad on 2 May 2011 revealed his identity. He is Robert O’Neill who shot three bullets into the head of al Qaeda's kingpin.

O’Neill, 38, revealed his identity in an interview to the Washington Post and informed that he fired the fatal shot.

He revealed his identity ahead of a two-part Fox News series dubbed as The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden. The series was supposed to be launched by the end of November 2014.

His decision to come out and speak as the shooter of Laden has angered SEAL headquarters and Pentagon.

O’Neill has completed more than 400 combat missions and has killed more than 30 targets in 16 years of service. He is one of the most-decorated SEALs ever. His heroic actions have been featured in three movies namely Zero Dark Thirty, Captain Phillips and Lone Survivor.

Before O’Neill, another Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette made some details of Osama raid and in 2012 he published a book titled No Easy Day authored under the name Mark Owen.

About Osama raid at Abbottabad
Al-Qaeda leader was killed in a Navy Seal raid on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Neill was a commando of the team that played an integral role in Operation Neptune Spear – a nighttime raid on Laden’s Abbottabad home made by SEAL Team Six.

Navy Seals usually abide by a code of silence that forbids them from publicly taking credit for their actions.

About Seal Team Six
Seal Team Six is an elite group of US Navy who are trained to carry out top secret operations. It is a part of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DevGru) based in Virginia Beach and is a type two sea duty cno priority one major command. The command is an elite counter terrorism unit that conducts research, and develops, tests, and evaluates current and emerging technology.


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