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Was killed our -- Jennifer Griffin.
Who has been covering this on the -- and for at least ten years -- now pentagon Jennifer Aniston have more information on one of the choppers used in this operation.
That had to land and with a mechanical failure what's the new information.
-- the new information is that it actually had to land in the compound itself and those.
Scenes of fire that you're seeing at the compound that's because when the Navy SEALs left.
Before they left they had to detonate explosives to blow up that helicopter so that any valuable technology was not left behind.
Said that was a significant -- glitch in this -- it was not intended we're told it was mechanical failure.
They were these were chinooks and black hawk helicopters four of them and that flew from Afghanistan with the the squadron -- Navy SEALs on board 24 Navy SEALs repelled.
Out of a helicopter into the compound where Osama bin Laden was I'm told.
But again one of those four helicopters had mechanical problems and had to literally hard land into the compound and and so all of this happened we are told that there were no US casualties as a result.
All US service members left the compound and and we're not injured or killed in the in the actions that took place tonight.
Five people were killed at the compound is some of bin Laden.
With the only.
Body that was taken away I'm told there was also a woman who was and tried they tried to use her as a human -- She was killed.
There were two Brothers who -- -- through Osama bin Laden who -- the owners were told of the house or soon to be -- owners.
And there was also an elder son of -- Osama bin Laden.
We don't have the name of the sun but that's son was killed those bodies left behind -- -- have been a lot of body was taken the choppers came.
-- that seal team.
Landed outside the compound and and then at 2 AM eastern time we understand that after being given.
Muslim burial he was but some but a lot and was buried at sea.
-- What do you know -- there are any plans yet.
-- Jennifer Griffin to tell us if anybody was actually being held right now from that compound.
I mean the way understand at this three separate families I imagine there's some survivors and -- they just let them -- -- it's a good question -- right now I'm told that the only body that was taken from the compound was Osama bin Laden's dead body.
I was not told of any prisoners.
That -- taken.
We've not heard any reports of that and I did ask officials that that we -- We'll certainly follow up because as you said there were three families living there there are some survivors the question is did the -- -- and this was a military garrison town there is a large military presence there.
The house the compound that was eight times larger than any house in the area was a hundred yards from one of the elite training facilities of that.
Of the Pakistan military this is a long time a military town.
And the question is did the military Russian and and tried to arrest any of the family members who were left behind because there were some survivors we're -- also Jennifer -- and knowing and maybe you haven't gotten this from your sources yet.
Do you think that the only target was a -- bin Laden or do you think they intended to also kill.
Those two couriers or they just got in the way of the gunfire.
I what I'm told us there was an extreme firefight that broke out when I'm told is this 24 seals.
Rappelled into the compound -- Very swiftly identified Osama bin Laden he's not hard to identify very tall as you remember.
But what they asked one of the non combatants I'm told.
From the US official they asked him whether a whether that was Osama bin Laden the non combatants said yes that's something a lot -- identified him.
Tried to ask the -- but a lot and to surrender very quickly it was clear who's going to resist he was shot in the head I'm told.
And on the scene they did a photographic identification of him.
On the scene at the time of the killing.
They have photographs they've not released those photographs we've asked repeatedly to US officials both here at the Pentagon and elsewhere.
Here in Washington to release those photos they have not done so as of yet.
But they do they do have those -- Gretchen.
Jennifer just one of the things crossing the wires right now -- the Pakistani Taliban is threatened attacks against government leaders including the president.
Pakistani army in the United States on Monday after the killing of Osama bin Laden in the country.
That's not surprising that they would want some sort of pound of -- Should.
Not surprising at all in fact we know from intelligence sources here in Washington.
That they will be analyzing they have been analyzing all night the active threat streams against Americans abroad as well as here in the US they are.
Analyzing those they're going to give a full report to the president later this afternoon at the White House it's -- they have been expecting.
And that's why the State Department also issued that day it worldwide travel alert something very unusual.
From the State Department telling Americans to be vigilant because they do expect.
For Osama -- lot of depth to.
Possibly trigger retaliatory actions.
Despite -- a look at the celebrations overnight outside the White House Jennifer Griffin live at the Pentagon thank you very much thank you.
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