DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden killed – official

A shot from video footage showing the house Bin Laden was reportedly killed in. Photo credit: ABC News

A DNA match confirms Osama bin Laden was killed in the operation, a senior administration official told CNN Monday.

There are also photographs of the body with a gunshot wound to the side of the head that shows an individual who is not unrecognizable as bin Laden, a U.S. government official said.

No decision has yet been made on whether to release the photographs and if so, when and how.

The mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — the worst terrorist attacks on American soil — was killed by U.S. forces Monday in a mansion in Abbottabad, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, U.S. officials said.

Four others in the compound also were killed. One of them was bin Laden’s adult son, and another was a woman being used as a shield by a male combatant, the officials said.

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30 Comments

  1. P
    May 5, 2011

    at first i thought the whole obl death think was a fake until i was browsing one day and found the real picture of dead osama i would post it but before i had the chance the website took it down ive looked everywhere for that picture and no luck all i find are the fake ones anyways now i really do believe he is dead there is no conspiracy about it.

  2. Lets get this straight
    May 4, 2011

    and i forgot to mention the numerous tapes and hard drives they found of al queda in that mansion so let that stir your pot

  3. Dr.Finger
    May 3, 2011

    Why are some people behaving so idiotic?
    For the record Bin Laden (Son of mr. Laden) is DEAD! All this conspiracy theories have been around for a while but the FACT remains that he is DED! Good riddance to him.

  4. Observer
    May 3, 2011

    I believe some of you in here lack a brain, and you are just spewing out crap that you heard from someone else. But truth is truth and it will not change.

    Do you know Osama? If you see Osama would you recognize him? If you see a photograph would you believe it is real or fake? Stop your nonsense. You think USA can’t verify the DNA of the #1 wanted man in the world? If you don’t believe that, you are soo naive, that you fowl brain would give yours competition.

    It would be political suicide for Obama to come and say that Osama was killed if that was not the case. Don’t you think that if the terrorists could prove Obama statement was wrong, that Obama would be bood out of office immediately? Get it real, he was killed yesterday. Take that in your pipes and smoke it, you idiots who want to think otherwise.

    • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
      May 3, 2011

      Are you saying that you are more intelligent than they are and that you have a better brain? Do not be presumptuous. Allow people to comment according to their mentality. They have a right to do so. You are wrong to state that they are talking a lot of crap. Know that, there are also some who are doubting Thomases. It is their opinion. This does not mean that they are full of crap. Correct them if you think they err. This is as far as far as your objection should go.

      • The truth
        May 4, 2011

        I would say I have a better brain depending on the comment. Yes! It is how the world works. Some people are smarter and have more common sense than others yes! It is not exactly what people want to hear but it is true

  5. Inteligent
    May 2, 2011

    It’s AMAZING how Dominicans (dumbinicans) quick too call Americans stupid and quick to criticize American government yet their own bloody government so corrupt and they can’t open their mouths and say sh*t. For starters a little FYI for you Dominicans you’re little opinions are don’t matter, all you people keep doing is just letting the few people in other countries who actually know about this island see how ignorant you are. I bet all the people yapping on here are people who never had a visa because they cannot afford it or were denied. Don’t hate on America and it’s government… Hate on your corrupt country and it’s CORRUPT Prime minister. DEUCES

    • PAIN
      May 3, 2011

      Inteligent, true say.

      • ?
        May 3, 2011

        ditto

  6. Jayson
    May 2, 2011

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

    The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.

    It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State…”

    JOSEPH GOEBBELS …
    (NAZI PROPAGANDIST)

  7. Gary
    May 2, 2011

    What is all that stupidity, why have people given their common sense to the wind and to the news stories regarding the death of Osama bin Laden. This is just the another episode of the great Game Show of lies and the manipulation with another puppet master at the helm President Obama. Why is the comic book story of his dramatic killing is based solely on the less than credible word of the U.S. Government and corporate media which have lied in past years about the 911 bombings with cover-ups and neglect for the truth as to who the real culprits are behind this 911 bombings. Let us not forget the fact that numerous public officials went on the record to plainly state that Bin Laden has been dead for years. Folks let us sit back and see the next events that will unfold affecting our lives, always remember every episode comes with some kind of change and Laws.

    • Big-Bannan
      May 3, 2011

      Gary you have succeeded in your willingness to show how dumb you are. It is working

  8. Deceived
    May 2, 2011

    The US manipulates everything for its own ends. It deceives its people and the people of the world. What you see is not what you get. The US is at breaking point with birth certificates and collapsing economy. It is a good hand to play for some temp relief

  9. shatta
    May 2, 2011

    long i have been waiting for ure sweet and sour chicken A**… i hope u rotttttt in HELL
    4 wat paion u HAVE BROUGHT to the world and familiezzzzzz

  10. Anonymous
    May 2, 2011

    People open your eyes. Question 1. Why was Osama Bin Laden buried so quickly. Question 2. Why wasn’t his body shown to the whole world after capture. Question 3. Why was he given a sea burial. I just hope that the person they shot is really Bin Laden and not someone else. Right now what have we got to prove that he is dead, when they already buried him at sea. JUST FIGURE IT OUT

    • YUP
      May 2, 2011

      they say they are respecting tradition, islamic laws says u must bury 24 hrs after death.. Remember Saddam/

      • I'm just saying
        May 2, 2011

        Amen To Dat…

      • Jayson
        May 2, 2011

        MUSLIM BURIAL:

        620. It is obligatory to bury a dead body in the ground, so deep that its smell does not come out and the beasts of prey do not dig it out, and, if there is a danger of such beasts digging it out then the grave should be made solid with bricks, etc.

        621. If it is not possible to bury a dead body in the ground, it may be kept in a vault or a coffin, instead.

        622. The dead body should be laid in the grave on its right side so that the face remains towards the Qibla.

        623. * If a person dies on a ship and if there is no fear of the decay of the dead body and if there is no problem in retaining it for sometime on the ship, it should be kept on it and buried in the ground after reaching the land. Otherwise, after giving Ghusl, Hunut, Kafan and Namaz-e-Mayyit it should be lowered into the sea in a vessel of clay or with a weight tied to its feet. And as far as possible it should not be lowered at a point where it is eaten up immediately by the sea predators.

        624. If it is feared that an enemy may dig up the grave and exhume the dead body and amputate its ears or nose or other limbs, it should be lowered into sea, if possible, as stated in the foregoing rule.

        • Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
          May 2, 2011

          That is your belief and practice, 622, 623 – not ours and in the western world.

    • yes fada
      May 2, 2011

      Plus the Dna of his dead sister matches the one of the person who they killed so it is him… im sure pictureswill leak out some time.. even then ppl will say thats not him lol

    • One Day
      May 3, 2011

      open eyes to what. After 10 years of hunting this man. WHy wait? he lucky he got a burial. You are disbelieving that they caught him, do you believe that he existed. Why believe one and not the other. That is problematic thinking.

  11. commonsense with knowledge
    May 2, 2011

    Bin laden committed may autrocious crimes against humanity but 9/11 doesnt seem to be one of them..
    In this 9/11 conspiracy theory,there are more proofs to believe that this crime was committed and conspired by American hiracky themselves than Bin laden… one of my reasons for sayin this is explained on youtube by Louis Farakhan. check it out if you dare…

    • mo info
      May 2, 2011

      atrocious, hierarchy

      • yout
        May 2, 2011

        I AGREE WITH YOU 100% JUST GOOGLE 911 inside job and be alarmed at how a govt can reap fear into it’s own people to get them to agree to go to war!!

  12. OK.
    May 2, 2011

    99 Days for the thief 1 night for the watch man.

  13. OK.
    May 2, 2011

    99 Days for the thief, 1

  14. Homeboy
    May 2, 2011

    I hope the zandoli sees this. In the coming months and years you will see that today was the day they rid the earth of this maggot!!

    • zandoli
      May 2, 2011

      See what? Exactly what have you seen? Are you convinced? Do you know about photo imagery and manipulation of photos?
      I never said that I condoned Osama’s actions, I am simply questioning this allegation and there are too many loose ends…..I watched the video of former Pakistani president Bhutto who said that Osama had been dead for some years…..read it and you too would be curious to know more what is on the news…another note, who controls the media?.

      • yes fada
        May 2, 2011

        The same ppl who ddint know who was living in a multi milion dollar house build in a small town in their country.. yeah right.. these ppl dont know jack and mayb they did know n ddint want to say… u dont know the whole story u self zandoli. photo manipulation lol nothing will convince u ppl nothing!!!

        • ck
          May 4, 2011

          all r stupid

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