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By Peter Panzeri
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On might 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a perilous finish because the males of the USA Naval unique conflict improvement crew (a.k.a. SEAL crew Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin weighted down, the fanatical mastermind of the negative assault at the global exchange heart on September eleven, 2001. Flown from Afghanistan through military particular Operations Command’s a hundred and sixtieth designated Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and evading detection via the Pakistani army, US helicopters flew in the direction of the compound the place they believed Bin weighted down to be.
Forty mins later one helicopter had crashed and 5 males have been lifeless, together with the al-Qaeda chief, whose physique used to be taken away and quietly buried at sea. during this e-book the tale of the raid is informed, from begin to end, utilizing in particular commissioned full-colour art, images and maps. The operation, codenamed Neptune Spear, is expertly analysed and the occasions are advised in a concise and transparent account of its build-up, execution and aftermath, demonstrating the ability and braveness of the lads who carried it out.
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JSOC planners considered a hundred different events that could possibly go wrong, developed contingency plans for those most probable and rehearsed for as many as time would allow. The final plan called for the lead MH-X helicopter (Prince 51) to carry Chalk One composed of 10 SEAL assaulters, a sniper and the mission senior master chief. com The Plan Chalk Two, composed of 10 SEAL assaulters, another sniper, the tactical mission commander, the combat-assault dog and handler, and a Pakistaniand Arabic-speaking interpreter/operative.
0200 The MH-X carrying bin Laden’s body meets with the second Chinook at the refuel point, refuels and departs for the return flight to Afghanistan. 0230 CIA operatives abandon the Abbottabad “safe house” upon completion of Neptune Spear, and initiate egress. 0240 The MH-X and the two Chinooks cross safely back into Afghanistan airspace. another as they had done on a hundred such missions. The SEAL assaulters still on the second floor heard both screaming and suppressed gunfire upstairs. They also saw reflected light from muzzle flashes above the stairwell.
A few minutes after the departure of the MH-Xs, two MH-47E Chinooks also took off from Jalalabad, carrying the Quick Reaction Force (QRF), followed by the Contingency Force (CF) in two more Chinooks soon after. They all flew to their staging points as planned, without incident. Meanwhile, USAF combat search-and-rescue teams took up their operational positions. The air assets supporting the operations were all already in place, assisted by an E-6A Mercury airborne command post. ” Surveillance and munitions-capable UAV drones, including the RQ-4 Global Hawk and the RQ-170 Sentinel, remained in the air over Afghanistan and Pakistan undetected for the duration of the operation.
Killing Bin Laden: Operation Neptune Spear 2011 by Peter Panzeri