Map of Osama bin Laden killing site and mansion. Recent Video of Shooting effects Seen from Inside the Building in Abbottabad (3D Model of Compound)

ABC News published footage from Osama bin Laden mansion and released dramatic pictures of the bedroom where the final stand took place. Blood covers the ground and the bed. The inside of the building is nicely furnished. Electronic devices and appliances are spread everywhere. The location of the killing can be found on the map below. It is just a few hundred yards away from the most important military academy in Pakistan. Two US helicopters swooped in from Afghanistan with a team of 25 US Delta Team members. One helicopter was lost in a hard landing. According to Los Angeles Times, the US administration did not inform the Pakistani prime minister before tha action.  More information about the location of the Osama Bin Laden mansion.

Diagram of Osama bin Laden Mansion

Department of Defense Diagram of Osama bin Laden Compound in Abbottabad via New York Times
Department of Defense Diagram of Osama bin Laden Compound in Abbottabad via New York Times

Diagram released by the Department of Defense. Reproduced by New York Times


See 3D Map of Osama Killing Compound

Zoom in and click “Earth” button (upper right corner  of map) to see compound in 3D. You might be asked to install the Google Earth Plugin. It might take between 30 seconds to 1 minute for the model to load.


Dramatic pictures of Osama Bin Laden bedroom, stained with blood

General information about the Osama bin Laden neighborhood and mansion

Books about Osama Bin Laden

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Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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