More Details on the Bin Laden Photos


bin_ladenA Senior US Official tells CNN 10 hard drives, 5 computers and more than 100 storage devices which includes discs, DVDs and thumb drives were taken from the compound.

The senior US official also says the White House received 3 sets of photos yesterday. The photos included:

1. Photos of OBLs body at a hangar after he was brought back to Afghanistan. This is the most recognizable with a clear picture of his face. The picture is gruesome because he has a massive open head wound across both eyes. It’s very bloody and gory.

2. Photos from the burial at sea on the USS Carl Vinson. Photos of OBL before the shroud was put on and then wrapped in the shroud.

3. There are photos of the raid itself that include photos of the two dead brothers, one of OBLs dead son (adult adolescent, maybe approx 18 yrs old) and some of the inside scene of the compound.

The official says the challenge is that the picture that includes the most recognizable image of OBLs face – from the hangar in Afghanistan – is so gruesome and mangled its not appropriate for say the front page of the newspaper. On the other hand, this is the one that is most identifiable as him.

{CNN-White House/ Newscenter}


  1. HaRav Avigdor Miller Tt”l applied the following possuk when a certain person was shot dead in Central Park:
    “Rak b`Einecha Sabit, v`Shilumas Resho`im Tir`eh.
    I think this message of Rav Miller Zt”l (that we should recognize Ha-Shem`s hand in the retribution of resho`im, and that there IS indeed a “Din and a Dayan”) certainly applies to the killing of OBL as well. ams
    (Whether or not we see the actual picture)


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