WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette says SEALs raiding Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout last year shot him dead instead of capturing him because his arms were hidden and may have been holding weapons.
Appearing Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Bissonnette says one SEAL fired after seeing a man’s head poking into a hallway. Bissonnette says he and another SEAL shot bin Laden again after finding him on his bedroom floor with a bullet in his skull, because bin Laden’s hands were hidden.
That’s more detail than was included in “No Easy Day,” the newly released book Bissonnette wrote under the pseudonym Mark Owen.
Pentagon officials say bin Laden was only shot after fleeing into his bedroom, and have threatened legal action against Bissonnette for possible releases of classified information.
- NEW: The wounded 7-year-old survivor came out of a coma on Sunday, prosecutors say
- Investigators are tight-lipped about a possible perpetrator in the killing
- Authorities have not ruled out robbery as a motive, a prosecutor says
- Autopsies show each victim was shot twice in the head, the prosecutor says
London (CNN) — The slaughter at Chevaline.
That’s what the French media has dubbed last week’s daylight execution-style slaying of a British-Iraqi family and a French cyclist at a rural mountain rest stop on the outskirts of the Alpine village popular with outdoor enthusiasts.
Each of them — the man; his wife; a woman believed to be his mother-in-law, and the cyclist — was found with two gunshot wounds to the head.
The couple’s 7-year-old daughter was badly beaten and shot. Their 4-year-old daughter hid for hours behind her dead mother’s legs.
By AL ARABIYA WITH AFP
Syrian warplanes bombed residential districts of Aleppo on Sunday, killing and wounding dozens of people, opposition activists in Syria’s largest city said.
They said the air raid destroyed a residential building in the Hananu neighbourhood, one of several in eastern Aleppo under insurgent control. The death toll was not immediately clear but bodies and wounded people were being dug out from the rubble.