Interactive: Into Pakistan, Under the Cover of Darkness – GeoEye Information Services Featured in Article

Based on intelligence first presented to President Obama last August, the United States launched a raid in the early morning hours of Monday in Pakistan on a fortified compound suspected to house Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted terrorist.

Satellite photos had pinpointed a house and one-acre compound built in 2005. The high walls, barbed wire and pervasive security cameras suggested it was designed as a private fortress.

Sources: U.S. government, GeoEye, Google Earth. Photographs from Reuters. Graphics are schematic. Graphics reporting by Les Dunseith, Julie Sheer and Brady MacDonald. Graphic and interactivity by Lorena Iniguez, Mark Hafer and Raoul Ranoa.

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