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Navy Seal who killed Bin Laden breaks his silence

Published on Feb 12, 2013 6:50 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden broke his silence on Monday, recounting in an interview the three bullets he pumped into the Al-Qaeda leader and the financial anxiety he now faces as an unemployed civilian.

The commando kept his identity secret in the Esquire magazine profile but revealed his role in the daring May 2011 raid for the first time, as well as the worries he has for his family's security.

"He looked confused. And way taller than I was expecting," the Seal says of Bin Laden.

When the commandos came upon Bin Laden on the third floor of his Pakistani hideout, the Al-Qaeda mastermind had his hands on his youngest wife's shoulders, "pushing her ahead" and there was a AK-47 nearby.

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