‘Death of Bin Laden’ to be aired on Discovery Channel

New Delhi: No other fugitive or terrorist must have interested millions all over the world as much as Osama bin Laden.

Now, a month after the al-Qaeda mastermind of the 9/11 terror strike in the US was killed in a special operation in Pakistan, a documentary provides a detailed look at the operation from the time crucial intelligence was gathered in 2010, through his burial at sea.

The show to be aired on Discovery Channel is expected to provide indepth information on how the operation was planned and executed, seeking to answer key questions that are to date unresolved, including how many special ops forces were involved. From where did they deploy? How was facial recognition used to identify bin Laden? Why was one of the helicopters abandoned and destroyed?

The footage has been collected by a team of reporters, intelligence experts, military forces and the US Special Forces for execution of the mission.

Apart from this CIA utilised specialised techniques and weapons like two specially modified Sikorsky H-60 Black Hawk Helicopters and two twin engine Chinooks, cameras with telephoto lenses, night vision goggles and to eavesdrop on conversation, highly sophisticated laser beams were used too.

The documentary is scheduled to go on air on June 5 with a repeat telecast on June 6.


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