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Man Who Killed bin-Laden Explains the Moment He Came Face to Face with The Most Wanted Man in The World

November 13, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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The former Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama bin Laden told Fox News’ Peter Doocy in a two part exclusive interview that it was “just luck” he ended up being the man to pull the trigger and he met the terrorist “for a second, that’s it.”

In the second segment of “The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden,” Rob O’Neill said it was just luck that he ended up being the shooter in the famous mission at bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011.

O’Neill described how after making it into the compound with his team, he entered the room and saw bin Laden.

“Standing on two feet in front of me, with his hands on his wife’s shoulders behind her was the face that I’d seen thousands of times, UBL,” he said. “Very quickly I recognized him and then it was just pop, pop pop.”

He added: “I was standing above him when he took his last breath and I heard it audibly.”

After bin Laden’s death, the SEALs’ mission was not over. O’Neill described the team’s harrowing 90-minute flight back to Afghanistan after completing the raid, saying the team knew at any moment they could be shot down from the sky.

“Eighty-something minutes into it, somebody came over the radio to everybody and said, ‘All right gentlemen for the first time in your lives you’re going to be happy to hear this…welcome to Afghanistan,’” he says. “And everyone was like; oh my God…we just did it.  We just pulled it off and we got him.  And we all lived.  We’re all fine.  It was insane.  So then, there was high-fiving and stuff. Guys were, cause I mean, we got Osama bin Laden and we’re going to live…amazing.”


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