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Bin Laden’s commando killer in US interview

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The identity of the US Navy SEAL commando who killed Osama Bin Laden will be revealed in a new documentary from US cable channel Fox News.

Titled The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden, the two-part documentary will air in the US on November 11 and 12 this year.

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The commando will recount his role in the top secret raid that killed Bin Laden at his Pakistani compound in 2011, including “his description of the terrorist leader’s final moments as well as what happened when he took his last breath,” Fox said in a statement.

It will also “share his story of training to be a member of America’s elite fighting force and explain his involvement in Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that killed Bin Laden”.

The exhaustive search and eventual killing of the al-Qaeda chief was immortalised in the Oscar winning 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Jessica Chastain.

While widely considered the best film of the year, the movie was criticised for being pro-torture and missed out on Best Film and Best Director nods, despite giving a very exciting recant of Bin Laden’s death.

The daring night-time raid on May 2, 2011 saw a team of Navy SEALs in Blackhawk helicopters swooping on Bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan. There were no casualties among US forces, who killed Bin Laden and four others at the compound.

The operation was ordered by President Barack Obama after the CIA traced Bin Laden’s courier to the high-walled compound.

As well as Bin Laden’s demise, the Fox documentary will also look at a “secret” ceremony in which the commando donated the shirt he was wearing during the mission to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, it said.

Fox News Channel is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.

With AAP

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