Photos show three dead men at bin Laden raidhouse
By Chris Allbritton | Reuters
Wed, 4 May, 2011
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Photographs acquired by Reuters andtaken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden'scompound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying inpools of blood, but no weapons.The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered thecompound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two mendressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with bloodstreaming from their ears, noses and mouths.The official, who wished to remain anonymous, sold the pictures toReuters.None of the men looked like bin Laden. U.S. President Barack Obama decided not to release photos of his body because it couldhave incited violence and used as an al Qaeda propaganda tool."I think that given the graphic nature of these photos, it wouldcreate some national security risk," Obama told the CBSprogramme "60 Minutes."Based on the time-stamps on the pictures, the earliest one wasdated May 2, 2:30 a.m., approximately an hour after thecompletion of the raid in which bin Laden was killed.Other photos, taken hours later at between 5:21 a.m. and 6:43 a.m.show the outside of the trash-strewn compound and the wreckageof the helicopter the United States abandoned. The tail assembly isunusual, and could indicate some kind of previously unknownstealth capability.Reuters is confident of the authenticity of the purchased images because details in the photos appear to show a wrecked helicopterfrom the assault, matching details from photos taken independently on Monday.U.S. forces lost a helicopter in the raid due to a mechanical problemand later destroyed it.The pictures are also taken in sequence and are all the same size inpixels, indicating they have not been tampered with. The time anddate in the photos as recorded in the digital file's metadata matchlighting conditions for the area as well as the time and dateimprinted on the image itself.The close-cropped pictures do not show any weapons on the dead
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