Helmet Cams Captured bin Laden's Final Moments

on May 13 2011 11:08 PM

Osama bin Laden's final moments were captured on tiny helmet cameras worn by the Navy SEALs that stormed his compound and shot him dead in his third floor bedroom.

The 25 Navy SEALs that raided the northern Pakistan mansion recorded the events which unfolded in the 40 minutes the mission lasted, according to CBS News.

The images were hazy, fast-moving and subject to poor lighting in the rooms, a U.S. official told CNN.

This is not movie-quality stuff, the official told CNN.

The officials reviewing the videos are reconstructing a more accurate version of what happened, CBS News reported.

The following excerpt from CBS News describes what the official said about the raid.

We now know that the only firefight took place in the guest house, where one of bin Laden's couriers opened fire and was quickly gunned down. No one in the main building got off a shot or was even armed, although there were weapons nearby.

The SEALs first saw bin Laden when he came out on the third floor landing. They fired, but missed. He retreated to his bedroom, and the first SEAL through the door grabbed bin Laden's daughters and pulled them aside.

When the second SEAL entered, bin Laden's wife rushed forward at him -- or perhaps was pushed by bin Laden. The SEAL shoved her aside and shot bin Laden in the chest. A third seal shot him in the head.

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