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Operation Geronimo was the code name of a military operation by United States that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, ), in a raid by United States special forces troops on his residence in Pakistan. His death was officially announced by U.S. President Barack Obama on May 2
United States Armed Forces shot and killed bin Laden after a firefight at the start of the 40-minute operation, in Abbottābad, a town 32 miles (51 km) north of the Pakistani capital Islamabad; they then seized his body before burying it at sea.The operation, codename Geronimo, was carried out by members of the United States Navy SEALs from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), informally referred to as SEAL Team Six, under the command of the Joint Special Operations Command, in conjunction with U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operatives.The killing of bin Laden was reacted to favorably in the United States and welcomed by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, NATO, the European Union and a large number of countries as a positive and significant turning point for global security and the War on Terror.
According to a U.S. official on May 2, bin Laden's body was handled in accordance with Islamic practice and tradition and was buried at sea less than a day after his death. The body was transported to the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group One, operating in the northern Arabian Sea, and at 1: 10 a .m. EDT, the body was "washed in accordance with Islamic custom, placed in a white sheet, then put inside a weighted bag". After religious statements translated into Arabic were made, the body "was placed onto a flat board, which was then elevated upward on one side, and… slid off into the sea".
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